- Therapeutic Category : Analgestic
- CAS Number : 68767-14-6
- Molecular Formula : C15H17NaO3
- Molecular Weight: 268.28 g/mol
- Mesh Size : As per Customer Requirement
- Form : Capsule,Gel, Grnule,Solution, Spray, Tablet
- Metrochem Development Status : Pipeline
Mechanism of Action:
Loxoprofen itself is a prodrug and carries little-to-no pharmacological activity – it is rapidly metabolized to its trans-alcohol form, which is a potent and non-selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase.Cyclooxygenase (COX) is present in 2 forms, COX-1 and COX-2, with each serving different functions. COX-1 is present in human cells and is constitutively released, performing cellular housekeeping functions such as mucus production and platelet aggregation.COX-2 is induced in human cells post-injury or due to other stimuli, is triggered to appear in large quantities at the sites of injury/stimuli, and is ultimately responsible for the mediation of inflammation and pain.
Loxoprofen’s active metabolite inhibits both COX isoforms, resulting in reduced expression of several mediators of pain, inflammation, and fever (e.g. prostaglandins, prostacyclin, thromboxane, etc).
Loxoprofen is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) indicated for pain and inflammation related to musculoskeletal and joint disorders.In addition to its effects on pain, it is an antipyretic and anti-inflammatory medication.
Metrochem API Expertise:
Metrochem API Pvt Ltd is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) through our manufacturing sites in Hyderabad and Vizag. Our API facilities have been inspected and approved by several global regulatory bodies including the US FDA, Japan PMDA, KFDA, and meet the cGMP compliance standards. Adapting quickly to the ever-evolving demands, we have emerged as one of the fastest growing organization in the pharmaceutical industry across the India. To cater our customer high volume requirements, we have dedicated each of our 6 manufacturing facilities to our 3 core product groups – APIs, Pelletization& Intermediates – reinforced by a well equipped, centralized Research & Development laboratory.
We have been successfully supplying APIs all over the globe for more than 15 years. Total reactor volume exceeds 1200 KL which includes pilot and multi-purpose units. We are capable of executing extensive API requirements for our customers. Metrochem API Pvt Ltd has an experienced team of highly skilled chemists, experienced regulatory professionals and supply chain experts, who are ready to handle your API manufacturing requirements with expert care. We also offer Contract Manufacturing, Contract Research, and Custom Synthesis services. We have a stand-alone R&D center located in Hyderabad with State-of-the-art analytical facilities and over 90 scientists.We have extensively worked on and delivered new products across a wide variety of therapeutic segments and as a company, we have built strong expertise in new product development.