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Drug repurposing : anew fashion for anew hope / Leen Sharaf ; Salam AlDiri ; Sara AlSawaf ; Israa Abdulhai

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00005

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The repurposing of drugs is becoming increasingly attractive as it avoids the long process and cost implications associated with bringing a novel drug to market i.e., drug repurposing is cost effective and time saving. This study will discuss the repositioning of several drugs that belong to different pharmaceutical classifications such as antimicrobials (itraconazole and fluoroquinolones), anti-diabetic agents (metformin and sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitors), cardiovascular drugs (β-blockers and digoxin), anticonvulsants (topiramate), immunosuppressants (sirolimus), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs e.g., COX inhibitors), and cholesterol lowering drugs (statins).

Subject: Drug Repositioning, Drug Rescue, Drug Development