Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Omeprazole/famotidine; OX-17

Latest Information Update: 28 Feb 2013

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At a glance

  • Originator Orexo
  • Class 2 pyridinylmethylsulfinylbenzimidazoles; Antiulcers; Gastric antisecretories; Gastrokinetics; Small molecules; Thiazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Histamine H2 receptor antagonists; Proton pump inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Gastro-oesophageal reflux

Most Recent Events

  • 25 Feb 2013 Novartis terminates its licence for famotidine/omeprazole worldwide
  • 25 Feb 2013 Discontinued - Phase-II/III for Gastro-oesophageal reflux in Europe (PO)
  • 09 Feb 2009 Orexo and an undisclosed healthcare company agree to co-develop Famotidine/omeprazole for Gastro-oesophageal reflux
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