Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Cilastatin/relebactam/imipenem; IMI/REL; Imipenem/cilastatin/relebactam; Imipenem/relebactam/cilastatin; MK-7655A; Relebactam + imepenem/cilastatin; Relebactam/cilastatin/imipenem; Relebactam/imipenem/cilastatin

Latest Information Update: 28 Jun 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Class Antibacterials; Azabicyclo compounds; Carbapenems; Cyclopropanes; Piperidines; Small molecules; Thienamycins
  • Mechanism of Action Beta lactamase inhibitors; Cell wall inhibitors; Exopeptidase 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

  • Phase III Bacterial infections; Pneumonia
  • Phase I Gram-negative infections

Most Recent Events

  • 12 Jun 2017 Phase-I clinical trials in Gram-negative infections (In neonates, In infants, In children, In adolescents) in Colombia, Ukraine, USA (IV) (EudraCT2016-004328-43)
  • 28 Feb 2017 Merck has patent protection for cilastatin/relebactam/imipenem in USA (Merck Annual report 2016)
  • 20 Jun 2016 Interim efficacy and adverse events data from a phase II trial in bacterial infections released by Merck
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