Pitavastatin - Kowa

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Pitavastatin - Kowa

Alternative Names: Alipza; Itavastatin; Livalo; Livazo; Nisvastatin; NK 104; NK-104-CR; NK-104-LH; NK-104-PH; NKS 104; P 872441; Pitavastatin Calcium; Redevant; Trolise; Vezepra

Latest Information Update: 28 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Nissan Chemical Industries
  • Developer AbbVie; Algorithm; Daiichi Sankyo Company; Eli Lilly; ESTEVE; JW Pharmaceutical; Kowa; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation; Nissan Chemical Industries; Recordati
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Carboxylic acids; Cyclopropanes; Fluorobenzenes; Quinolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    No
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Dyslipidaemias; Hypercholesterolaemia; Hyperlipidaemia
  • Registered Hyperlipoproteinaemia type IIa
  • Discontinued Alzheimer's disease

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Mar 2018 Merck initiates enrolment in a phase I pharmacokinetic trial in patients with renal insufficiency in USA (PO) (NCT03311841)
  • 05 Feb 2018 Kowa and Nissan Chemical Industries enter into an agreement with Apotex to settle patent litigation related to generic version of pitvastatin in USA
  • 21 Oct 2017 Merck Sharp & Dohme plans a phase I pharmacokinetic trial in participants with renal insufficiency in USA (PO) , (NCT03311841)
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