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Deferiprone - Apotex

Drug Profile

Deferiprone - Apotex

Alternative Names: CGP 37391; CMX 001 - CorMedix; CP 020; CP 20; CRMD-001; FERRIPROX; Ferriprox; Ferriprox Oral Solution; Kelfer; L1; Upkanz

Latest Information Update: 04 Apr 2023

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At a glance

  • Originator Royal Free and University College Medical School
  • Developer Apotex; Centre Hospitalier Univeristaire De Lille; Chiesi; CorMedix
  • Class Antianaemics; Antirheumatics; Pyridones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Chelating agents
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Siderosis; Iron overload; Friedreich's ataxia; Neurodegenerative disorders
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Iron overload
  • Phase III Pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration
  • Phase II Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; Parkinson's disease
  • Phase I/II Friedreich's ataxia
  • No development reported HIV infections
  • Discontinued Kidney disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 03 Apr 2023 Registered for Iron overload (Treatment-resistant) in Canada (PO)
  • 15 Oct 2021 Health Canada approves NDA application for deferiprone in Iron overload (in patients with sickle cell disease)
  • 14 Sep 2021 Launched for Iron overload (Combination therapy, Treatment-resistant) in Brazil (PO)
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