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Azithromycin

Drug Profile

Azithromycin

Alternative Names: Sumamed; Zithromax; Zithromax IV; Zytromax EV

Latest Information Update: 12 Jul 2020

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At a glance

  • Originator PLIVA d.d.
  • Developer Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Pfizer; St. Michaels Hospital; University of Oxford; University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Class Antibacterials; Eye disorder therapies; Macrolides; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Protein 50S ribosomal subunit inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Mycobacterial infections
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Acute sinusitis; Bacterial infections; Community-acquired pneumonia; Otitis media; Pelvic inflammatory disorders; Sexually transmitted infections
  • Phase II COVID 2019 infections
  • No development reported Asthma; Cholera; Cystic fibrosis-associated respiratory tract infections; Gastroparesis; Pertussis; Typhoid
  • Discontinued Acute coronary syndromes

Most Recent Events

  • 29 May 2020 Phase-II clinical trials in COVID-2019 infections in United Kingdom (PO) (NCT04381962)
  • 13 May 2020 University of Oxford in collaboration with Pfizer plans a phase II ATOMIC2 trial for COVID-2019 infections, in UK, in May 2020 (NCT04381962) (EudraCT2020-001740-26)
  • 16 Jul 2016 No recent reports of development identified for preclinical development in Gastroparesis in Europe (IV)
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