Sodium dichloroacetate

Drug Profile

Sodium dichloroacetate

Alternative Names: Ceresine; CPC-211

Latest Information Update: 13 Oct 2005

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At a glance

  • Originator Michigan State University
  • Developer Questcor Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Acetates; Antineoplastics; Nootropics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Pyruvate dehydrogenase stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Craniocerebral trauma; Lactic acidosis; Spinal cord injuries; Stroke

Most Recent Events

  • 13 Oct 2005 Discontinued - Clinical-Phase-Unknown for Lactic acidosis in USA (unspecified route)
  • 13 Oct 2005 Discontinued - Phase-I for Head injuries in USA (IV)
  • 13 Oct 2005 Discontinued - Phase-I for Head injuries in USA (PO)
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