Research programme: melanocortin-4 receptor agonists - Merck

Drug Profile

Research programme: melanocortin-4 receptor agonists - Merck

Alternative Names: MB 243; RY 764

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Melanocortin type 4 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

  • No development reported Erectile dysfunction
  • Discontinued Obesity

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for preclinical development in Erectile-dysfunction in USA (PO)
  • 09 Sep 2009 Discontinued - Preclinical for Obesity in USA (unspecified route)
  • 28 Feb 2006 A preclinical study has been added to the pharmacokinetics and Obesity pharmacodynamics sections
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