Drug Profile


Alternative Names: KIPRES; L-706631; MK-0476; MK-476; Montegen; Montelukast sodium; Romilast; Singulair

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Developer Banyu; CHA University; Kyorin Pharmaceutical; Merck & Co; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Class Acetates; Anti-inflammatories; Antiasthmatics; Antidementias; Bronchodilators; Neuroprotectants; Nootropics; Quinolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Leukotriene D4 receptor 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 Allergic rhinitis; Asthma; Exercise-induced asthma; Perennial allergic rhinitis; Seasonal allergic rhinitis
  • No development reported Bronchitis

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for clinical-Phase-Unknown development in Allergic-rhinitis(In children) in South Korea (PO, Tablet)
  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 11 Dec 2015 Launched for Allergic rhinitis in Japan (KIPRES® OD tablets 10mg)
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