Diazepam rectal gel

Drug Profile

Diazepam rectal gel

Alternative Names: Diastat; Diastat AcuDial

Latest Information Update: 18 Jul 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Elan Corporation
  • Class Antiepileptic drugs; Anxiolytics; Benzodiazepines; Benzodiazepinones; Hypnosedatives; Muscle relaxants; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action GABA A receptor agonists; GABA receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Epilepsy
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Epilepsy

Most Recent Events

  • 13 Jul 2018 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International is now called Bausch Health Companies
  • 30 May 2013 Biomarkers information updated
  • 20 Sep 2005 Diazepam rectal gel (Diastat® AcuDial™) has been approved by the FDA for the at-home treatment of emergency seizures in USA
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