Research programme: potassium channel agonists - 4SC

Drug Profile

Research programme: potassium channel agonists - 4SC

Alternative Names: 4SC-BK (MaxiK) channel opener; BK-Ca channel openers - 4SC

Latest Information Update: 31 Aug 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator 4SC
  • Class Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Potassium channel agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Asthma; CNS disorders; Urinary incontinence

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Aug 2003 Preclinical trials in CNS disorders in Germany (unspecified route)
  • 27 Aug 2003 Preclinical trials in Urinary incontinence in Germany (unspecified route)
  • 06 Mar 2003 4SC's BK-Ca channel openers programme is available for licensing (
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