Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Cymeval; R127; RG 127; RO 1079070/194; RS 079070194; RS 79070; TA-9070; Valcyte; Valgancyclovir; Valixa

Latest Information Update: 16 Jul 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Roche
  • Developer Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation; Roche; Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Class Antivirals; Hypoxanthines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cytomegalovirus replication inhibitors; DNA-directed DNA polymerase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Cytomegalovirus infections; Cytomegalovirus retinitis
  • No development reported Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Discontinued Ulcerative colitis

Most Recent Events

  • 18 Jul 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 16 Jul 2016 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Chronic-fatigue-syndrome in USA (PO)
  • 20 Nov 2014 First Generic available in USA for Cytomegalovirus infections
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