Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 566C; 566C80; BW 566C; BW A566C; BW A566C80; Mepron; Mepron Suspension; Samtirel; Wellvole; Wellvone

Latest Information Update: 26 Apr 2012

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator GlaxoSmithKline
  • Class Antiprotozoals; Naphthoquinones
  • Mechanism of Action Electron transport complex I inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Pneumocystis pneumonia
  • Discontinued Malaria; Toxoplasmosis

Most Recent Events

  • 17 Apr 2012 Launched for Pneumocystis pneumonia (treatment and prevention) in Japan (PO; suspension)
  • 18 Jan 2012 Registered for Pneumocystis pneumonia (treatment and prevention) in Japan (PO)
  • 29 Dec 2000 Glaxo Wellcome has merged with SmithKline Beecham to form GlaxoSmithKline
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