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Anacetrapib - Merck

Drug Profile

Anacetrapib - Merck

Alternative Names: Anacetrapib; MK-0859

Latest Information Update: 04 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Developer Merck & Co; University of Oxford
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Oxazolidinones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors
  • 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

  • Discontinued Atherosclerosis; Hypercholesterolaemia; Hyperlipidaemia; Hyperlipoproteinaemia type IIa

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Aug 2018 Discontinued - Phase-II for Hyperlipoproteinaemia type IIa (Adjunctive treatment, Monotherapy) in USA (PO)
  • 01 Aug 2018 Discontinued - Phase-III for Atherosclerosis (Adjunctive treatment) in Canada, Italy, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Spain, USA, Russia, Norway, New Zealand, Mexico, Malaysia, Israel, Australia, Netherlands, France, Hungary, China (PO)
  • 01 Aug 2018 Discontinued - Phase-III for Hypercholesterolaemia (Adjunctive treatment) in Spain, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Israel, Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, USA (PO)
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