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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: 19 Jan 2017

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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

  • 18 Aug 2016 Horizon Pharma receives patent allowance for Prednisone delayed release tablets in USA
  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 11 Nov 2015 Horizon Pharma plans a phase I trial for Systemic lupus erythematosus in USA
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