Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Dermodis; EIR formulation of rifaximin - Salix Pharmaceuticals; Flonorm; Flonorm®; L-105; Lumenax; Normix; RedActive®; Rifacol; Rifaxidin®; Rifaximin soluble solid dispersion tablet; Rifaximin SSD/next generation formulation; Rifaximin-a 550mg; rifaximin-alpha; Rifaximine®; Rifxima; Spiraxin; Targaxan 550; Tixtar; Xifaxan; Xifaxan 550mg; XIFAXAN550; Xifaxanta; Zaxine

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Alfa Wassermann SpA
  • Developer Alfa Wassermann SpA; ASKA Pharmaceutical; Lupin; Norgine; Salix Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antibacterials; Antidiarrhoeals; Irritable bowel syndrome therapies; Rifamycins; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action DNA-directed RNA polymerase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Hepatic encephalopathy
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Diverticulitis; Hepatic encephalopathy; Hyperammonaemia; Intestinal infections; Irritable bowel syndrome; Skin and soft tissue infections; Traveller's diarrhoea
  • Phase III Crohn's disease
  • Phase II Bacterial vaginosis; Liver disorders
  • Discontinued Clostridium infections; Pouchitis; Shigella infections

Most Recent Events

  • 29 Nov 2016 Launched for Hepatic encephalopathy in Japan (PO)
  • 11 Nov 2016 Adverse events data from a phase II trial in Liver disorders presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD-2016)
  • 11 Nov 2016 Efficacy data from a phase II trial in Hepatic encephalopathy presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD-2016)
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