Guanfacine extended release - Shire

Drug Profile

Guanfacine extended release - Shire

Alternative Names: Connexyn; GXR; Intuniv; Intunix XR; S-877503; SPD-503

Latest Information Update: 07 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Shire plc
  • Developer Shionogi; Shire
  • Class Acetamides; Centrally-acting antihypertensives; Chlorobenzenes; Guanidines; Phenylacetates; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha 2 adrenergic 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 No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • No development reported Anxiety disorders; Generalised anxiety disorder; Social phobia

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Aug 2017 Registered for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (Adjunctive treatment, In children, In adolescents) in Australia (PO)
  • 22 Aug 2017 Registered for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (In children, In adolescents, Monotherapy) in Australia (PO)
  • 26 May 2017 Launched for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (In adolescents, In children) in Japan (PO)
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