Liraglutide - Novo Nordisk

Drug Profile

Liraglutide - Novo Nordisk

Alternative Names: LATIN T1D; Liraglutide; NN 2211; NN 9211; NN-8022; NNC 90-1170; Saxenda; Victoza

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Novo Nordisk
  • Developer Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Hvidovre Hospital; Novo Nordisk
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Glucagon-like peptides; Obesity therapies
  • Mechanism of Action Glucagon like peptide 1 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 Obesity; Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Phase II Parkinson's disease
  • Discontinued Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Nov 2017 Health Canada approves liraglutide (Adjunctive treatment) to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in patients with Type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease
  • 11 Nov 2017 Updated efficacy data from the phase III LEADER trial in Type-2 diabetes mellitus presented at the 90th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association (AHA/ASA-2017)
  • 09 Nov 2017 Novo Nordisk completes a phase III trial in Type-2 diabetes mellitus (Adjunctive treatment) in Japan (SC) (NCT02505334)
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