Thursday, January 5, 2006

Vaprisol (Conivaptan), a Vasopressin Antagonist, Approved for Hyponatremia

Via PRNewswire:
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VAPRISOL(R) (investigational name: YM087, generic name: conivaptan hydrochloride injection), an arginine vasopressin (AVP) antagonist for the intravenous treatment of euvolemic hyponatremia in hospitalized patients. VAPRISOL, discovered and developed by Astellas, is the first drug specifically indicated for the treatment of euvolemic hyponatremia, a potentially life- threatening condition that occurs when the body's blood sodium level falls significantly below normal. The FDA also issued an approvable letter for VAPRISOL as a treatment for hypervolemic hyponatremia. Astellas plans on working closely with the FDA to obtain an approval for VAPRISOL's use in patients with hypervolemic hyponatremia.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You probably won't believe it but Wikipedia already has a page about Conivaptan: