Tetracosactide - Novartis

Drug Profile

Tetracosactide - Novartis

Alternative Names: Corticotropin tetracosapeptide; Cosyntropin injection; Cosyntropin zinc hydroxide injection; MNK-1411; Synacthen; Synacthen Depot; Tetracosactide hexa-acetate salt - Novartis

Latest Information Update: 19 May 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited; Defiante Farmaceutica; Leadiant Biosciences; Mallinckrodt plc; Novartis; Swedish Orphan Biovitrum
  • Class Corticosteroids; Melanocortins; Peptides
  • Mechanism of Action Melanocortin receptor agonists; Steroid receptor agonists
  • 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 Adrenal insufficiency; Autoimmune disorders; Infantile spasms; Inflammation; Multiple sclerosis
  • Phase I Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Most Recent Events

  • 30 Mar 2017 Mallinckrodt completes a phase I trial in Duchenne muscular dystrophy in USA
  • 28 Feb 2017 Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals is now called Leadiant Biosciences
  • 25 Aug 2016 Phase-I clinical trials in Duchenne muscular dystrophy in USA (Parenteral)
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