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Must know ‘New Drugs’ for NEET-PG

Nov 28, 2019

After sharing the complete list of New Drugs approved by the FDA in 2019, we have now up with a segregated list of important drugs. This list has been compiled by Dr. Gobind Rai Garg keeping in mind the upcoming NEET-PG exam.


The table includes the name of the drug, mechanism, route, and indication.
Drug Mechanism Route Indication
Andexanet alpha* Bind to Factor Xa inhibitors Intravenous To reverse overdose of rivaroxaban and apixaban
Apalutamide Darolutamide Androgen receptor antagonist Oral Prostate carcinoma
Avatrombopag Lusutrombopag Thrombopoietin receptor agonist Oral Thrombocytopenia in patients with chronic liver disease
Baloxavir marboxil* Inhibit viral replication by inhibiting Cap-dependent endonuclease activity of viral polymerase Oral Single dose treatment of Acute uncomplicated influenza
Baricitinib Janus Kinase inhibitor Oral Rheumatoid Arthritis
Brexanolone* GABA-A modulator Intravenous Post partum depression
Elagolix GnRH antagonist Oral Pain associated with endometriosis
Erenumab Fremanezumab Galcanezumab Monoclonal antibody against CGRP SC Migraine prophylaxis
Esketamine* Non-competitive NMDA antagonist Intranasal Treatment resistant depression
Ibalizumab* MAb against CD4 IV HIV
Lasmiditan* 5HT1F agonist Oral Acute severe migraine
Lofexidine Alpha 2 agonist Oral To decrease opioid withdrawal symptoms
Pitolisant H3 antagonist/inverse agonist Oral Narcolepsy
Pretomanid* Inhibit mycolic acid synthesis Oral For XDR and MDR TB (in combination with bedaquiline and linezolide)
Romosozumab* MAb against sclerostin Subcutaneous Post-menopausal osteoporosis
Semaglutide GLP-1 agonist Oral Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Stiripentol Increases GABAergic activity Oral Dravet Syndrome
Tafenoquine* Free radical mediated killing of hypnozooites Oral Single dose radical cure of P. vivax malaria
Tecovirimat Inhibit formation of extracellular viral forms Oral Small pox
Tenapanor NHE-3 inhibitor Oral IBS with constipation
Tolvaptan Vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist Oral To slow kidney function decline in adult polycystic kidney disease
*Highly important, you cannot skip We hope this list will surely prove helpful to you for the upcoming NEET-PG exam. Also read our blogs on high-yield topics (subject-wise) for NEET PG 2024 Preparation:
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