Drug Profile


Alternative Names: KRN 568; Norcalin; NPS R 568; R 568

Latest Information Update: 22 Nov 2000

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At a glance

  • Originator NPS Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Kirin Brewery; NPS Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antirheumatics; Osteoporosis therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Calcium channel agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Hyperparathyroidism; Osteitis; Postmenopausal osteoporosis; Rheumatic disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Nov 2000 Discontinued-II for Hyperparathyroidism in Japan (PO)
  • 22 Nov 2000 Discontinued-II for Hyperparathyroidism in USA (PO)
  • 22 Nov 2000 Discontinued-II for Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PO)
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