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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Alvesco; Alvesco HFA; BTR-15; BTR-15K; BY 9010; Ciclesonide DPI; Ciclesonide I.S.; Ciclesonide pMDI; EL 876; Omnair; Omnaris; Omnaris HFA; RPR 251526; TBN-15; XRP 1526; Zetonna

Latest Information Update: 14 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Nycomed
  • Developer Sunovion Pharmaceuticals; Takeda; Takeda Pharmaceuticals International GmbH; Teijin Pharma
  • Class Antiasthmatics; Glucocorticoids; Pregnenediones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Glucocorticoid receptor agonists; Immunosuppressants
  • 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; Perennial allergic rhinitis; Seasonal allergic rhinitis

Most Recent Events

  • 06 Nov 2018 Covis Pharma acquires the market rights for ciclesonide outside the US and the US royalties from AstraZeneca
  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 13 Jul 2017 Covis Pharma acquires US market rights of ciclesonide from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
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