Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AL 3789; Anacortave; Anecortave acetate; Anecortave sodium; Retaane

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Alcon
  • Class Eye disorder therapies; Pregnadienediols; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Angiogenesis inhibitors
  • 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 Age-related macular degeneration
  • Discontinued Eye disorders; Glaucoma; Hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Aug 2010 Alcon has been acquired by Novartis
  • 03 Jul 2009 Discontinued - Phase-II/III for Glaucoma in USA (Ophthalmic)
  • 12 Jul 2008 Discontinued - Phase-III for Age-related macular degeneration in India (Ophthalmic)
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