Drug Profile


Alternative Names: LUM002; SAR-548304; SHP626; Volixibat potassium

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator sanofi-aventis
  • Developer Sanofi; Shire
  • Class Antihyperlipidaemics; Benzothiepins; Hepatoprotectants; Urea compounds
  • Mechanism of Action Sodium-bile acid cotransporter-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

  • Phase II Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
  • No development reported Cholestasis
  • Discontinued Hypercholesterolaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Feb 2017 Phase-II clinical trials in Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in Canada (PO) (NCT02787304)
  • 02 Feb 2017 Phase-II clinical trials in Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in United Kingdom (PO) (NCT02787304)
  • 11 Nov 2016 Pharmacodynamics data from a phase I trial in Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (In volunteers) presented at The Liver Meeting® 2016: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD-2016)
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