Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AHU-377/valsartan; Entresto; LCZ-696; LCZ-696A; Neparvis; Valsartan/AHU-377; Valsartan/sacubitril

Latest Information Update: 14 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Novartis; Rovi
  • Class Antihypertensives; Biphenyl compounds; Branched-chain amino acids; Esters; Heart failure therapies; Pentanoic acids; Small molecules; Tetrazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Angiotensin type 1 receptor antagonists; Neprilysin inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Heart failure
  • Phase III Essential hypertension; Hypertension; Kidney disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 14 Aug 2017 Novartis initiates a phase I pharmacokinetics trial in Healthy volunteers in USA (EudraCT2017-001803-57)
  • 16 Jul 2017 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase II trial in Hypertension presented at the 27th European Meeting on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Protection (ESH-2017)
  • 05 Jun 2017 Novartis initiates enrolment in a phase III trial for Heart failure in Germany, Portugal, Hungary, Latvia, Spain, Lithuania and Austria (PO) (EudraCT2016-003410-28) (NCT03066804)
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