Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Canaglu; Invokana; JNJ-28431754; TA-7284

Latest Information Update: 25 Mar 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Tanabe Seiyaku
  • Developer Daiichi Sankyo Company; Johnson & Johnson; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Glucosides; Small molecules; Thiophenes
  • Mechanism of Action Sodium-glucose transporter 2 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Phase III Diabetic nephropathies
  • Phase II Obesity; Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Jan 2017 Janssen completes a phase I trial in Type-2 diabetes in USA (PO, Capsule) (NCT02009488)
  • 28 Nov 2016 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine initiates enrolment in a clinical trial for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Japan (UMIN000023044)
  • 23 Nov 2016 NICE recommends use of Canagliflozin as triple therapy for Type 2 diabetes mellitus (in combination with metformin and a sulfonylurea) in the UK
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