Active Ingredient(s):Obeticholic Acid FDA Approved: * May 27, 2016 Pharm Company: *INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC
Obeticholic acid (OCA), sold under the brand name Ocaliva, is a semi-synthetic bile acid analogue which has the chemical structure 6α-ethyl-chenodeoxycholic acid. It is used as a medication used to treat primary biliary cholangitis. Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. hold the worldwide rights to develop OCA outside Japan and China, where it is licensed to Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma.
1 Invention and development
2 Clinical studies
2.1 Primary biliary cholangitis
* May have multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or labelers.