Drug Profile


Alternative Names: CXA-101/tazobactam; CXA-201; MK-7625A; Tazobactam/ceftolozane; Tazobactam/CXA-101; Zerbaxa

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Astellas Pharma
  • Developer Cubist Pharmaceuticals; Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Class 2 ring heterocyclic compounds; Antibacterials; Cephalosporins; Small molecules; Sulfones; Triazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Beta lactamase inhibitors; Cell wall 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

  • Marketed Gram-negative infections; Intra-abdominal infections; Urinary tract infections
  • Registered Pyelonephritis
  • Phase III Nosocomial pneumonia

Most Recent Events

  • 08 Mar 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Intra-abdominal infections (Combination therapy, In children, In adolescents, In infants, In neonates) in Lithuania, Spain, Hungary, USA (IV) (NCT03217136) (EudraCT2016-004820-41)
  • 08 Mar 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Urinary tract infections (In adolescents, In children, In infants, In neonates) in Hungary, Greece, Poland, USA (IV) (NCT03230838) (EudraCT2016-004153-32)
  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Gram-negative-infections(In adolescents, In children, In infants, In neonates) in USA (IV, Infusion)
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