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Prednisone controlled-release - Horizon Pharma/Vectura

Drug Profile

Prednisone controlled-release - Horizon Pharma/Vectura

Alternative Names: Lodotra; Modified-release prednisone - Horizon Pharma/Merck; NP-01; Prednisone MR tablet - Horizon Pharma/Merck; Rayos; Single-pulse delayed-release (SPDR) low-dose prednisone tablet - Horizon

Latest Information Update: 08 Aug 2019

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At a glance

  • Originator Nitec Pharma; SkyePharma PLC
  • Developer Horizon Pharma AG; Merck KGaA; Mundipharma International; Rafa Laboratories
  • Class Anti-inflammatories; Antiallergics; Antineoplastics; Antirheumatics; Corticosteroids; Glucocorticoids; Pregnadienediols; 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 No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Ankylosing spondylitis; Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Polymyalgia rheumatica; Psoriatic arthritis; Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Discontinued Nocturnal asthma

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Aug 2019 No development reported - Phase-III for Polymyalgia rheumatica in United Kingdom, Australia, Czech Republic, Spain, Denmark, Germany, Hungary (PO)
  • 31 Jul 2019 Prednisone controlled-release is not yet available for Rheumatoid arthritis in Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania (PO)
  • 18 Aug 2016 Horizon Pharma receives patent allowance for Prednisone delayed release tablets in USA
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