Rifapentine

Drug Profile

Rifapentine

Alternative Names: DL 473; L 11473; M000473; MDL 473; Priftin; R 773

Latest Information Update: 18 May 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator sanofi-aventis
  • Developer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sanofi; sanofi-aventis
  • Class Antituberculars; Rifamycins
  • Mechanism of Action Protein 50S ribosomal subunit inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Tuberculosis
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Tuberculosis
  • No development reported Mycobacterium avium complex infections

Most Recent Events

  • 18 Jul 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 18 May 2015 Withdrawn for Tuberculosis in Brazil (PO)
  • 02 Dec 2014 The US FDA approves rifapentine plus isoniazid for latent Tuberculosis infection in patients aged ≥2 years at risk of progression to Tuberculosis
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