Omega-3 ethylester concentrate

Drug Profile

Omega-3 ethylester concentrate

Alternative Names: Esapent; Eskim; Lotriga; Lovaza; Omacor; Seacor; TAK-085

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Pronova Biocare
  • Developer Ferrer; GlaxoSmithKline; Kuhnil Pharmaceutical Company; Pronova BioPharma; Takeda
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Mechanism of Action Diacylglycerol O acyltransferase inhibitors; Fatty acid inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hypertriglyceridaemia; Postmyocardial infarction
  • Phase III Cardiovascular disorders
  • No development reported Heart failure; Hyperlipidaemia
  • Discontinued Atrial fibrillation; IgA nephropathy

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Feb 2017 Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals is now called Leadiant Biosciences
  • 19 Jul 2016 Takeda plans the exploratory LOTUS clinical trial for Hyperlipidaemia (Adjunctive treatment) in Japan (PO) (NCT02839902)
  • 05 Mar 2015 No recent reports on development identified - Preregistration for Heart failure in European Union (PO)
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