Pentosan polysulfate sodium

Drug Profile

Pentosan polysulfate sodium

Alternative Names: AK-150; Elmiron; NaPPS

Latest Information Update: 13 Jun 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator bene-Arzneimittel
  • Developer Asahi Kasei; Bayer; bene-Arzneimittel; Elvetium; Janssen Inc; Multiplex Pharma Holdings
  • Class Analgesics; Anti-inflammatories; Anticoagulants; Antihyperlipidaemics; Antiretrovirals; Antithrombotics; Antivirals; Glycosaminoglycans; Polymers; Polysaccharides; Small molecules; Sulfuric acids
  • Mechanism of Action Cell membrane permeability inhibitors; Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Interstitial cystitis
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Pain
  • Registered Interstitial cystitis
  • Phase II Spinal cord disorders
  • Phase I/II Mucopolysaccharidosis VI
  • Suspended Mucopolysaccharidosis I
  • Discontinued Osteoarthritis

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Jun 2017 Registered for Interstitial cystitis in European Union (PO)
  • 23 Mar 2017 Preregistration for Interstitial cystitis in European Union (PO) before March 2017
  • 23 Mar 2017 Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommends approval of pentosan polysulfate for Interstitial cystitis in European Union
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