Vitaros Approved in 10 Countries

15 06 2013

New Drug Approvals

Vitaros, alprostadil

7-[(1R,3R)-3-hydroxy-2-[(1E,3S)-3-hydroxyoct-1-en-1-yl]-5-oxocyclopentyl]heptanoic acid

Apricus Biosciences Inc. said that its impotence drug Vitaros has been approved in 10 European countries. The company said Vitaros is now approved in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, and the U.K., among other countries, for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

The active ingredient in Vitaros, alprostadil, is an ingredient in other approved impotence treatments and Apricus is also studying it as a treatment for female sexual arousal disorder.

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2013/06/vitaros-approved-10-countries?et_cid=3306519&et_rid=523035093&type=headline

Prostaglandin E1 (PGE1), known pharmaceutically as alprostadil,[1] is a prostaglandin. It is a drug used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction[2] and has vasodilatory properties.

Patent ductus arteriosus

Alprostadil is also used in maintaining a patent ductus arteriosus in newborns. This is primarily useful when there is threat of premature closure of the ductus arteriosus in an infant with ductal-dependent…

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