Drug Profile


Alternative Names: BMY-41606; Debio 8609; Docrised; RC-160; Sanvar; Sanvar IR; Sanvar SR

Latest Information Update: 17 Aug 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Tulane University
  • Developer Debiovision; Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antineoplastics; Cyclic peptides; Pancreatic hormones; Pituitary hormone release inhibiting hormones
  • Mechanism of Action Somatotropin receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Oesophageal varices
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Acromegaly; Crohn's disease; Diarrhoea; Neuroendocrine tumours; Oesophageal varices
  • Discontinued Breast cancer; Carcinoid tumour; Liver cancer; Prostate cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Apr 2015 Salix Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
  • 25 Mar 2015 Ranbaxy Laboratories has been acquired by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
  • 04 Nov 2008 Preregistration for Oesophageal varices in USA (IV)
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