Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 427353; GW-427353; GW-427353B; Solabegron hydrochloride

Latest Information Update: 20 Jul 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator GlaxoSmithKline
  • Developer AltheRx; Velicept Therapeutics
  • Class Aniline compounds; Antihyperglycaemics; Benzoic acids; Obesity therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Beta 3 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 Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Irritable bowel syndrome; Overactive bladder
  • Discontinued Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Jul 2017 Phase-II development for Overactive bladder and Irritable bowel syndrome is ongoing in countries worldwide (PO,twice-daily) (Velicept Therapeutics pipeline, July 2017)
  • 17 Oct 2016 Velicept Therapeutics initiates enrolment in the phase I trial for Overactive Bladder (In Volunteers) in USA (NCT02938507)
  • 05 Oct 2016 The US FDA approves IND application for solabegron once daily formulation in Overactive bladder
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