Difelikefalin

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Scientific Name: Difelikefalin
Brand Name: Korsuva
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action Difelikefalin is a synthetic peptide and agonist of kappa opioid receptors (KORs) , which have long been known to be involved with the itching sensation (in addition to playing some role in addiction) .
Description of the Drug: Difelikefalin is a kappa opioid receptor agonist used in the treatment of pruritus associated with chronic kidney disease in patients undergoing hemodialysis.
Protein Data Bank: Not Available
Source: DrugBank Online – DrugBank.com. Retrieved 2023-01-23 from https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB11938