Sodium phenylacetate/sodium benzoate

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Sodium phenylacetate/sodium benzoate

Alternative Names: AMMONUL; Sodium benzoate/sodium phenylacetate

Latest Information Update: 27 Feb 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Ucyclyd Pharma
  • Developer Hyperion Therapeutics; Ucyclyd Pharma
  • Class Benzoates; Hepatoprotectants; Neuroprotectants; Phenylacetates
  • Mechanism of Action Ammonia scavengers
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Hepatic encephalopathy; Hyperammonaemia
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hyperammonaemia
  • Discontinued Hepatic encephalopathy

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Feb 2017 Sodium phenylacetate/sodium benzoate licensed for marketing to Swedish Orphan Biovitrum for the treatment of Hyperammonaemia
  • 07 May 2015 Hyperion Therapeutics has been acquired by Horizon Pharma
  • 12 Jun 2013 Ucyclyd exercises its option to retain sodium phenylacetate/sodium benzoate for Hyperammonaemia in patients with urea cycle disorders
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