Pitavastatin

Drug Profile

Pitavastatin

Alternative Names: Alipza; Itavastatin; Livalo; Livazo; Nisvastatin; NK 104; NK-104-CR; NK-104-LH; NK-104-PH; NKS 104; P 872441; Pitavastatin Calcium; Redevant; Trolise; Vezepra

Latest Information Update: 13 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Nissan Chemical Industries
  • Developer AbbVie; Algorithm; Daiichi Sankyo Company; Eli Lilly; ESTEVE; JW Pharmaceutical; Kowa; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation; Nissan Chemical Industries; Recordati
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Carboxylic acids; Cyclopropanes; Fluorobenzenes; Quinolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Dyslipidaemias; Hypercholesterolaemia; Hyperlipidaemia
  • Registered Hyperlipoproteinaemia type IIa
  • Discontinued Alzheimer's disease

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Oct 2017 Merck Sharp & Dohme plans a phase I pharmacokinetic trial in participants with renal insufficiency in USA (PO) , (NCT03311841)
  • 11 Oct 2017 The US District Court, Southern District of New York, upholds patent (patent numbers 8 557 993 and 5 856 336) protection for pitavastatin
  • 19 Apr 2017 Efficacy and adverse events data from the phase IV INTREPID trial in Dyslipidaemias released by (Company)
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