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Legal status
  • Investigational
Pharmacokinetic data
BioavailabilityUnaffected by food[1]
MetabolismHepatic glucuronidation
Elimination half-life~20 hours
ExcretionRenal (≤30%)
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Molar mass426.41 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

Fevipiprant (INN; code name QAW039) is a drug being developed by Novartis which acts as a selective, orally available antagonist of the prostaglandin D2 receptor 2 (DP2 or CRTh2).[1][2][3]

As of 2016, it is in phase III[4] clinical trials for the treatment of asthma.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Erpenbeck VJ, Vets E, Gheyle L, Osuntokun W, Larbig M, Neelakantham S, et al. (2016). "Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Tolerability of Fevipiprant (QAW039), a Novel CRTh2 Receptor Antagonist: Results From 2 Randomized, Phase 1, Placebo-Controlled Studies in Healthy Volunteers". Clin Pharmacol Drug Dev. 5 (4): 306–13. doi:10.1002/cpdd.244. PMC 5071756. PMID 27310331.
  2. ^ Sykes DA, Bradley ME, Riddy DM, Willard E, Reilly J, Miah A, Bauer C, Watson SJ, Sandham DA, Dubois G, Charlton SJ. Fevipiprant (QAW039), a Slowly Dissociating CRTh2 Antagonist with the Potential for Improved Clinical Efficacy. Mol Pharmacol. 2016 May;89(5):593-605. doi: 10.1124/mol.115.101832 PMID 26916831
  3. ^ Erpenbeck VJ, Popov TA, Miller D, Weinstein SF, Spector S, Magnusson B, et al. (2016). "The oral CRTh2 antagonist QAW039 (fevipiprant): A phase II study in uncontrolled allergic asthma". Pulm Pharmacol Ther. 39: 54–63. doi:10.1016/j.pupt.2016.06.005. PMID 27354118.
  4. ^ https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02555683
  5. ^ Gonem S, Berair R, Singapuri A, Hartley R, Laurencin M, Bacher G, et al. (2016). "Fevipiprant, a prostaglandin D2 receptor 2 antagonist, in patients with persistent eosinophilic asthma: a single-centre, randomised, double-blind, parallel-group, placebo-controlled trial". Lancet Respir Med. 4 (9): 699–707. doi:10.1016/S2213-2600(16)30179-5. hdl:2381/38430. PMID 27503237.