Formoterol dry-powder inhalation - Novartis/SkyePharma

Drug Profile

Formoterol dry-powder inhalation - Novartis/SkyePharma

Alternative Names: Foradil Certihaler; Foradil MDDPI; Foradil MDPI; Foradil SkyeHaler; Formoterol Certihaler; Formoterol fumarate dry-powder inhalation - Novartis/SkyePharma

Latest Information Update: 22 Jul 2009

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At a glance

  • Originator SkyePharma PLC
  • Class Antiasthmatics; Bronchodilators; Ethanolamines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Beta 2 adrenergic receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Market Withdrawal Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jul 2013 Biomarkers information updated
  • 17 Jul 2009 SkyePharma terminates its contracts with Novartis & a subcontractor for Formoterol Certihaler
  • 19 Dec 2008 Discontinued - Registered for Asthma in USA (Inhalation)
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