Nitazoxanide

Drug Profile

Nitazoxanide

Alternative Names: Alinia; Colufase; Cryptaz; Daxon; Heliton; Nitazoxanide controlled-release tablets - Romark; Nitazoxanide CR 675mg tablets - Romark; NT-300; NT-675; NTZ; PH 5776; Tizoxanide

Latest Information Update: 08 Sep 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Romark Laboratories
  • Developer Chugai Pharmaceutical; Romark Laboratories
  • Class Anthelmintics; Antidiarrhoeals; Antiprotozoals; Antivirals; Small molecules; Thiazoles
  • Mechanism of Action EIF-2 kinase modulators; HN protein inhibitors; Oxidoreductase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Giardiasis; Amoebiasis; Cryptosporidiosis
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Cryptosporidiosis; Giardiasis; Helminthiasis; Protozoan infections
  • Phase III Influenza virus infections
  • Phase II/III Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Phase II Respiratory syncytial virus infections
  • Suspended Hepatitis C
  • No development reported Clostridium infections; Crohn's disease; Rotavirus infections

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Nov 2015 Romark Laboratories plans a phase III trial for Influenza virus infections (In adolescents, In adults) in USA (PO, Tablet) (NCT02612922)
  • 12 Oct 2015 Phase-II clinical trials in Respiratory syncytial virus infections in USA (PO, suspension)
  • 12 Oct 2015 Phase-III clinical trials in Influenza virus infections in USA (PO, suspension)
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