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CAS Number: 960539-70-2

Therapeutic Category
API Technology
Dose Form
Oral Solid/Tablets
Dr Reddy's Development Status
Innovator Brand (USA)
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Mechanism of Action

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with several complications, including anemia. The development of anemia in patients with CKD is mostly due to the kidneys' inability to produce a sufficient amount of erythropoietin (EPO).1,3 Daprodustat is a potent reversible inhibitor of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-prolyl hydroxylase (PH) 1, PH2 and PH3, with an IC50 in the low nM range. By inhibiting HIF-PHDs, daprodustat promotes the stabilization and nuclear accumulation of HIF-1α and HIF-2α transcription factors.8 HIF-α translocates to the nucleus and binds to hypoxia response elements (HREs) on DNA 1,3 to promote the production of EPO as well as proteins involved in iron uptake, mobilization, and transport.2 Ultimately, erythropoiesis is increased, iron transport is upregulated, and circulating Hb levels are elevated


Daprodustat is a hypoxia-inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase (HIF PH) inhibitor indicated for the treatment of anemia due to chronic kidney disease in adults who have been receiving dialysis for at least four months.8

The US prescribing information for daprodustat indicates that the drug was not shown to improve quality of life, fatigue, or patient well-being. It is not advised to be used as a substitute for transfusion in patients requiring immediate correction of anemia. It is also not indicated in patients not on dialysis

Dr. Reddy's Expertise

Headquartered in Hyderabad, India, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories is one of the leading Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) manufacturers and suppliers globally for Daprodustat API. Dr. Reddy's API business is a preferred partner to pharma companies across the US, Europe, Brazil, Latin America, Japan, China, Korea, Middle East and other emerging markets.

Dr. Reddy's API business thrives on the deep technical strengths established over the last 30+ years in the development and manufacture of complex APIs such as steroids, peptides, complex long chain molecules and highly potent APIs (HPAPIs / oncology drugs). This expertise is complemented by our prowess in intellectual property and regulatory affairs which helps us consistently meet and exceed regulatory standards. Dr. Reddy's Daprodustat API is the outcome of the extensive expertise in R&D, IP, and Regulatory.

A key component in helping our customers be first to market is a responsive supply chain. We achieve this by making sure that all our facilities are operating efficiently and to the latest standards of quality, safety, and productivity. A strong interconnect between business and factories allows for a quick reaction to dynamic market changes, so that we can avert shortages and meet sudden surges in demand.

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