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Octreotide - Novartis

Drug Profile

Octreotide - Novartis

Alternative Names: Octreotide acetate; Octreotide hydrochloride; Octreotide LAI; Octreotide Long Acting Injectable; Octreotide pamoate; Oncolar; Sandostatin LAR Depot; SMS 201995 ac; SMS 201995 pa; SMS 201995 pa LAR; SMS pa; SMS-201-995; SMS-995; SMS-995-AAA

Latest Information Update: 18 Nov 2019

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; Novartis
  • Class Antidiarrhoeals; Antineoplastics; Antisecretories; Cyclic peptides; Indoles; Somatostatins
  • Mechanism of Action Growth hormone-releasing hormone inhibitors; Somatostatin receptor agonists
  • 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 Acromegaly; Intestinal obstruction; Malignant carcinoid syndrome; Neuroendocrine tumours
  • Phase II Diarrhoea
  • Discontinued Diabetic retinopathy; Polycystic liver disease; Prostate cancer; Thymoma

Most Recent Events

  • 07 Nov 2019 CASI Pharmaceuticals signs a development and distribution licensing agreement with Pharmathen for octreotide in China
  • 19 Oct 2018 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase II trial in Diarrhoea presented at the 43rd European Society for Medical Oncology Congress (ESMO-2018)
  • 05 Dec 2017 Novartis terminates a phase II trial in Diarrhoea (Prevention, Chemotherapy-induced) in United Kingdom, Italy, Czechia, Greece, France, Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, Hong Kong, and Israel due to futility by the Data Monitoring Committee (IM) (NCT02294786)
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