Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Acnisdin Retinoico; All-trans retinoic acid; Arotinoid; Avita; Dermojuventus; Loderm Retinoico; NSC 122758; Retinoic acid; Retirides; Vesanoid; Vitamin A acid; Vitamin-A Acid; Vitanol

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Bertek Pharmaceuticals; Ortho-McNeil; Roche
  • Developer Roche
  • Class Antiacnes; Antineoplastics; Keratolytics; Retinoids; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Protein synthesis inhibitors; Retinoic acid receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Acute promyelocytic leukaemia
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Acne; Acne vulgaris; Acute promyelocytic leukaemia; Photodamage; Warts
  • Discontinued Emphysema

Most Recent Events

  • 10 Mar 2017 Vitel Laboratorios has been acquired by OncBioMune Pharmaceuticals
  • 03 Nov 2016 Vesanoid® sub-licensed to Vitel Laboratorios in Mexico
  • 01 Sep 2016 Fuji Pharma acquires manufacturing and marketing rights of tretinoin in Japan
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