Cisatracurium besilate

Drug Profile

Cisatracurium besilate

Alternative Names: 51W; 51W89; Nimbex; Nombex

Latest Information Update: 19 Sep 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator GlaxoSmithKline
  • Developer Abbott Laboratories; GlaxoSmithKline
  • Class Benzylisoquinolines; Muscle relaxants
  • Mechanism of Action Neuromuscular blocking agents; Nicotinic receptor antagonists
  • 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 Muscle hypertonia

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Sep 2016 Aspen acquires cisatracurium besilate from GlaxoSmithKline
  • 12 Aug 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 02 Jan 2013 Abbott separates its pharmaceuticals business to new company called AbbVie
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