Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AL-6515; Ilevro; Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension 0.1% - Alcon; Nevanac

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Alcon
  • Class Analgesics; Aniline compounds; Anti-inflammatories; Benzeneacetamides; Benzophenones; Eye disorder therapies; Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cyclooxygenase inhibitors
  • 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 Ocular inflammation; Ocular pain; Retinal oedema
  • Phase III Diabetic retinopathy

Most Recent Events

  • 08 May 2017 The Scottish Medicines Consortium approves nepafenac for the reduction in the risk of postoperative macular oedema associated with cataract surgery in diabetic patients
  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 01 May 2015 Alcon Research completes the study 1 phase III trial in Diabetic retinopathy in USA (NCT01853072)
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