- Therapeutic Category : Gastroprokinetic
- CAS Number : 179474-85-2
- Molecular Formula : C22H32ClN3O7
- Molecular Weight : 486 g/mol
- Mesh Size : As per Customer Requirement
- Form : Tablet
- Metrochem Development Status : Commercial
Mechanism of Action:
Prucalopride, a selective serotonin type 4 (5-HT4) receptor agonist, is a gastrointestinal (GI) prokinetic agent that stimulates colonic peristalsis (high-amplitude propagating contractions [HAPCs]), which increases bowel motility.
Prucalopride was devoid of effects mediated via 5-HT2A, 5-HT2B, 5-HT3, motilin or CCK-A receptors in vitro at concentrations exceeding 5-HT4 receptor affinity by 150-fold or greater. In isolated GI tissues from various animal species, prucalopride facilitated acetylcholine release to enhance the amplitude of contractions and stimulate peristalsis. In rats and dogs, prucalopride stimulated gastrointestinal motility with contractions starting from the proximal colon to the anal sphincter.
Prucalopride is indicated for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) in adults.
CIC is one of the most common chronic functional gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. The diagnosis of this agent is very hard and it can be confirmed if the patient experience at least two of the following:
-Straining during more than 25% of the bowel movements.
-Lumpy or hard stools in 25% of the bowel movements.
-Sensation of incomplete evacuation in more than 25% of all bowel movements.
-Sensation of anorectal blockage or obstruction in more than 25% of the bowel movements.
-Manual maneuvers required in more than 25% of the bowel movements.
-Fewer than 3 bowel movements per week.
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.