Sitagliptin phosphate is a Small Molecule owned by Merck & Co, and is involved in 128 clinical trials, of which 127 were completed, and 1 is ongoing.

Sitagliptin is a highly selective DPP-4 inhibitor exert its actions in patients with type 2 diabetes by slowing the inactivation of incretin hormones, thereby increasing the concentration and prolonging the action of these hormones. Incretin hormones, including glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), are released by the intestine throughout the day, and levels are increased in response to a meal. These hormones are rapidly inactivated by the enzyme, DPP-4. The incretins are part of an endogenous system involved in the physiologic regulation of glucose homeostasis. When blood glucose concentrations are normal or elevated, GLP-1 and GIP increase insulin synthesis and release from pancreatic beta cells by intracellular signaling pathways involving cyclic AMP. GLP-1 also lowers glucagon secretion from pancreatic alpha cells, leading to reduced hepatic glucose production. By increasing and prolonging active incretin levels, sitagliptin increases insulin release and decreases glucagon levels in the circulation in a glucose-dependent manner.

The revenue for Sitagliptin phosphate is expected to reach a total of $9.6bn through 2028. This change impacts the valuation of this asset and is an important factor to understand the current value of the drug in a clinical process. View the complete picture with the Sitagliptin phosphate NPV Report.

Sitagliptin phosphate is currently owned by Merck & Co. Ono Pharmaceutical and Almirall are the other companies associated in development or marketing of Sitagliptin phosphate.

Sitagliptin phosphate Overview

Sitagliptin phosphate (Januvia / Glactiv / Istavel / Tesavel / Xelevia / Ristaben / Fazique) is an compound belongs to the beta amino acid derivative acts as anti-diabetic agent. It is formulated as film coated tablets for oral route of administration. Sitagliptin phosphate is indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It is used in combination treatment with all oral medications for type 2 diabetes and insulin products.

Merck & Co Overview

Merck & Co (Merck) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription medicines, biologic therapies, vaccines and animal health products. It offers prescription products for therapy areas related to cardiovascular, cancer, immune disorders, infectious, respiratory and women’s diseases, and diabetes. The company provides animal health products such as vaccines, poultry products, livestock products and aquaculture products. Merck sells medicines to drug wholesalers, retailers, hospitals, government agencies and managed health care providers; and animal health products to veterinarians, distributors and animal producers. The company and its subsidiaries operate in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Merck is known as MSD outside the US and Canada and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey, the US.

The company reported revenues of (US Dollars) US$48,704 million for the fiscal year ended December 2021 (FY2021), an increase of 17.3% over FY2020. In FY2021, the company’s operating margin was 25.7%, compared to an operating margin of 12% in FY2020. In FY2021, the company recorded a net margin of 26.8%, compared to a net margin of 17% in FY2020. The company reported revenues of US$14,959 million for the third quarter ended September 2022, an increase of 2.5% over the previous quarter.

Quick View – Sitagliptin phosphate

Report Segments
  • Innovator (NME)
Drug Name
  • Sitagliptin phosphate
Administration Pathway
  • Oral
Therapeutic Areas
  • Metabolic Disorders
Key Companies
  • Sponsor Company: Merck & Co
Highest Development Stage
  • Marketed

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