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Keverprazan Hydrochloride: First Approval

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posted on 2023-04-17, 00:14 authored by Connie Kang


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Connie Kang is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Keverprazan hydrochloride (凯普拉生) is a potassium ion competitive acid blocker that is being developed by Jiangsu Carephar Pharmaceuticals for the treatment of acid-related disease. Keverprazan hydrochloride was recently approved in China for the treatment of adults with reflux oesophagitis or duodenal ulcer. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of keverprazan hydrochloride leading to this first approval for reflux oesophagitis and duodenal ulcer.  

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