Drug Profile


Alternative Names: CGP-72670; Exjade; ICL-670; ICL-670A; Jadenu

Latest Information Update: 02 Jun 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Class Benzoic acids; Small molecules; Triazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Chelating agents
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Iron overload
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Iron overload
  • Phase II Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Discontinued Malaria

Most Recent Events

  • 19 May 2017 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Novartis terminates a phase II trial in Myelodysplastic syndromes (Combination therapy) in Canada (NCT02038816)
  • 05 Feb 2017 Novartis terminates a phase II trial for Myelodysplastic syndromes (Combination therapy) in USA (NCT02159040) as only one patient enrolled in the trial
  • 17 Jan 2017 The Scottish Medicines Consortium accepts deferasirox for routine use in treatment of Iron overload
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