Tripotassium dicitrato bismuthate/tetracycline/metronidazole

Drug Profile

Tripotassium dicitrato bismuthate/tetracycline/metronidazole

Alternative Names: Biskalcitrate potassium 140mg/metronidazole 125mg/tetracycline hydrochloride 125mg; Bismuth subcitrate/metronidazole/tetracycline - Adare Pharmaceuticals; Bismuth-based triple therapy - Adare Pharmaceuticals; Bismuth/metronidazole/tetracycline; Helicide; Helizide; Pylera

Latest Information Update: 10 Apr 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Axcan Pharma
  • Developer Adare Pharmaceuticals; Aptalis
  • Class Cytoprotectives; Helicobacter pylori eradication therapies; Nitroimidazoles; Organometallic compounds; Tetracyclines
  • Mechanism of Action DNA synthesis inhibitors; Protein 30S ribosomal subunit inhibitors
  • 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 Helicobacter infections

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Apr 2015 Aptalis Pharmaceuticals has been acquired by TGP and renamed Adare Pharmaceuticals
  • 01 Apr 2015 Launched for Helicobacter infections (Combination therapy) in Germany, Kuwait, Lebanon, Poland and Qatar prior to April 2015 (PO)
  • 01 Apr 2015 No recent reports on development identified - Registered for Helicobacter infections (Combination therapy) in Canada (PO)
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