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cysteamine

 [sis-te´ah-mēn″]
a sulfhydryl amine that is part of coenzyme A; it reduces intracellular cystine levels and is used in treatment of nephropathic cystinosis; administered orally.

cys·te·a·mine

(sis-tā'a-mēn),
2-Aminoethanethiol; a sulfhydryl compound used experimentally to produce ulcers in rats and as a radioprotective agent; antidote to acetaminophen.

cysteamine

[siste′ämēn′]
a sulfhydryl amine that is part of coenzyme A. It reduces intracellular cystine levels and is used in treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. It is administered orally.

cysteamine

A stable aminothiol and metabolite of the amino acid cysteine.

Physiologic role
Cysteamine forms coenzyme A by combining with pantothenate and adenosine triphosphate.

Potential therapeutic role
Cysteamine has been in clinical trials for managing Batten disease, cystinosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and Huntington's disease.

cysteamine

Mercaptamine, a drug used to treat NEPHROPATHIC CYSTINOSIS and prescribable only by urological specialists. A brand name is Cystagon.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PROCYSBI (TM)(cysteamine bitartrate) delayed release capsules for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis in adults and children 6 years and older.
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Raptor Pharmaceutical) announced that it has received a positive opinion from the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), recommending marketing authorization for PROCYSBI 25mg and 75mg gastro-resistant hard capsules, cysteamine (as mercaptamine bitartrate) for the treatment of proven nephropathic cystinosis.
Raptor Pharmaceutical) announced that the Office of Orphan Product Development at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Company orphan drug exclusivity for PROCYSBI (cysteamine bitartrate) delayed-release capsules for the management of nephropathic cystinosis patients of the age six and above.
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