Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Blaston; Cidine; Cinigest; Cinitapride acid tartrate; LAS 17177; Pemix

Latest Information Update: 24 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Almirall-Prodesfarma
  • Developer Almirall S.A.; Eisai Co Ltd; Lacer
  • Class Benzamides; Gastrokinetics
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 2 receptor agonists; Serotonin 4 receptor agonists
  • 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 Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Gastrointestinal motility disorders
  • Discontinued Dyspepsia

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jul 2017 Discontinued - Registered for Dyspepsia in China (PO)
  • 01 Feb 2015 Registered for Dyspepsia in China (PO) (Eisai pipeline, May 2015)
  • 03 Feb 2014 Approval is still being sought for Dyspepsia in China
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