Pemetrexed - Apotex

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Pemetrexed - Apotex

Alternative Names: Pemetrexed disodium hemipentahydrate

Latest Information Update: 24 Apr 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Apotex
  • Class Antineoplastics; Benzamides; Cancer vaccines; Glutamates; Hypoxanthines; Immunotherapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Tetrahydrofolate dehydrogenase inhibitors; Thymidylate synthase inhibitors
  • 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

  • Preregistration Mesothelioma; Non-small cell lung cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Apr 2018 Chemical structure information added
  • 28 Mar 2018 Preregistration for Non-small cell lung cancer (Adjunctive treatment, Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease) in USA (Parenteral)
  • 28 Mar 2018 Preregistration for Non-small cell lung cancer (Late-stage disease, Metastatic disease, Second-line therapy or greater) in USA (Parenteral)
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