MK 8291

Drug Profile

MK 8291

Latest Information Update: 22 Mar 2016

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Class Analgesics
  • Mechanism of Action Undefined mechanism
  • 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

  • Phase I Postherpetic neuralgia

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Feb 2016 Merck Sharp & Dohme completes a phase I trial for Postherpetic neuralgia in Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova and Romania (NCT02336555)
  • 01 Mar 2015 Phase-I clinical trials in Postherpetic neuralgia in Georgia, Bulgaria (PO) (NCT02336555)
  • 12 Jan 2015 Preclinical trials in Postherpetic neuralgia in United Kingdom (PO)
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