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Gefapixant FDA Approval Status

FDA Approved: No
Generic name: gefapixant
Company: Merck
Treatment for: Cough

Gefapixant is an investigational, orally administered, selective P2X3 receptor antagonist, for the treatment of refractory chronic cough (RCC) or unexplained chronic cough (UCC) in adults.

Development Timeline for gefapixant

Mar  1, 2021U.S. FDA Accepts Merck’s Gefapixant New Drug Application for Review
Sep  8, 2020Merck’s Gefapixant (45 mg Twice Daily) Significantly Decreased Cough Frequency Compared to Placebo at Week 12 and 24 in Patients with Refractory or Unexplained Chronic Cough
Mar 17, 2020Merck Announces Top-Line Results from Phase 3 Trials Evaluating Gefapixant, an Investigational Treatment for Refractory or Unexplained Chronic Cough

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