Description

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Clinical

Overview

Velusetrag has been used in trials studying the treatment of Gastroparesis and Alzheimer's Disease. It is a highly selective serotonin receptor agonist effective in patients with chronic constipation. It is being developed by Theravance. Velusetrag was discovered by Theravance through the application of its multivalent drug design in a research program dedicated to finding new treatments for GI motility disorders.

Pharmacology

Indication

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Pharmacodynamic

Studies demonstrating the in vivo preclinical profile of Velusetrag showed that the compound has potent 5-HT4 receptor agonist activity by several routes of administration, including oral, providing robust prokinetic activity in the digestive tract of three different animal species, consistent with... Read more

Mechanism of action

Velusetrag is a potent, highly selective agonist with high intrinsic activity at the 5-HT4 receptor. Relative to other 5-HT receptor types, Velusetrag is > 500-fold selective for binding to the human 5-HT4 receptor. Theravance anticipates that the high degree of selectivity of Velusetrag provides th... Read more

Absorption

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Protein binding

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Volume of distribution

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Clearance

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Half life

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Route of elimination

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Toxicity

Overall, the most common adverse events include headache, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

Adverse Effects

Contraindications

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Food Interactions

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Interactions

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  • Paracetamol(acetaminophen)
  • Paxil(paroxetine)
  • Pamelor(nortriptyline)
  • Panadol(acetaminophen)
  • Patanol(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Pataday(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Parnate(tranylcypromine)
  • Pazeo(olopatadine ophthalmic)