Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Glinsuna; Glufast; KAD-1229; Kuai ruo tuo; S 21403

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Kissei Pharmaceutical
  • Developer Aichi Gakuin University; Eisai Co Ltd; Elixir Pharmaceuticals; Hikma Pharmaceuticals; JW Pharmaceutical; Kissei Pharmaceutical; Orient Europharma; Takeda; USV
  • Class Amides; Antihyperglycaemics; Butyric acids; Isoindoles; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Insulinotropin agonists; Potassium channel antagonists
  • 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 Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 22 May 2017 Aichi Medical University School of Medicine and Kissei Pharmaceutical complete a clinical trial in Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Japan (UMIN000019833)
  • 17 Jun 2016 Launched for Type-2 diabetes mellitus in Japan (PO; Fast dissolve)
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