Flupirtine - Synthetic Biologics

Drug Profile

Flupirtine - Synthetic Biologics

Alternative Names: Effirma

Latest Information Update: 19 Aug 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator ASTA Medica
  • Developer Meda; NNRI; Synthetic Biologics
  • Class Aminopyridines; Muscle relaxants; Non-opioid analgesics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action KCNQ potassium channel agonists; NMDA receptor antagonists
  • 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

  • Suspended Fibromyalgia
  • Discontinued Retinitis pigmentosa

Most Recent Events

  • 05 Aug 2016 Meda has been acquired by Mylan
  • 22 Feb 2013 US FDA approves a phase II, proof-of-concept trial for flupirtine in Fibromyalgia
  • 16 Feb 2012 Adeona Pharmaceuticals is now called Synthetic Biologics
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