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Synonyms MK-3102
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  • Developing
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Formula C17H20F2N4O3S
Molar mass 398.427506 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)

Omarigliptin (MK-3102) is a potent, long-acting oral antidiabetic drug of the DPP-4 inhibitor class used for once-weekly treatment of type 2 diabetes and currently under development by Merck & Co.[1] It inhibits DPP-4 to increase incretin levels (GLP-1 and GIP),[2][3][4] which inhibit glucagon release, which in turn increases insulin secretion, decreases gastric emptying and decreases blood glucose levels.


Marizev (omarigliptin) 25 mg and 12.5 mg tablets were approved by Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) on 28th Sept 2015. Japan was the first country to have approved omarigliptin.[5] However Merck has announced that the company will not submit marketing application in the US and Europe. [6]


  1. ^ "Pharmacokinetics of Omarigliptin (Mk-3102), A Once-Weekly Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV (DPP-4) Inhibitor, in Patients With Renal Impairment" (PDF). Merck & Co., Inc. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  2. ^ McIntosh, C; Demuth, H; Pospisilik, J; Pederson, R (2005). "Dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitors: How do they work as new antidiabetic agents?". Regulatory Peptides. 128 (2): 159–65. doi:10.1016/j.regpep.2004.06.001. PMID 15780435. 
  3. ^ Behme, Margaret T; Dupré, John; McDonald, Thomas J (2003). "Glucagon-like peptide 1 improved glycemic control in type 1 diabetes". BMC Endocrine Disorders. 3 (1): 3. doi:10.1186/1472-6823-3-3. PMC 154101Freely accessible. PMID 12697069. 
  4. ^ Dupre, J.; Behme, M. T.; Hramiak, I. M.; McFarlane, P.; Williamson, M. P.; Zabel, P.; McDonald, T. J. (1995). "Glucagon-like peptide I reduces postprandial glycemic excursions in IDDM". Diabetes. 44 (6): 626–30. doi:10.2337/diabetes.44.6.626. PMID 7789625. 
  5. ^ "Merck MARIZEV Once-Weekly DPP-4 Inhibitor For Type2 Diabetes Approved In Japan". NASDAQ. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
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