Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ASP-3550; Degarelix acetate; FE-200486; Firmagon; Gonax; Uglypeptide-1

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Astellas Pharma; Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antineoplastics; Oligopeptides
  • Mechanism of Action LHRH receptor antagonists
  • 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

  • Marketed Prostate cancer
  • Discontinued Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Jun 2017 Ferring Pharmaceuticals completes a phase III trial in Prostate cancer in Finland, France and Germany(NCT02526784)
  • 01 May 2017 Ferring Pharmaceuticals completes a phase III extension trial for Prostate cancer in China (NCT02015871)
  • 07 Oct 2016 Efficacy data from the pooled analysis of phase III trials in Prostate cancer presented at the 41st European Society for Medical Oncology Congress
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