PMZ-2010 (Centhaquine) as a Resuscitative Agent for Hypovolemic Shock

2019-08-19 19:46:43 | BioPortfolio


This is a prospective, multi-centric, randomized, double-blind, parallel, controlled phase-II efficacy clinical study of PMZ-2010 therapy in patients with hypovolemic shock.

Centhaquine is highly safe and well tolerated. Toxicological studies showed high safety margin in preclinical studies. Its safety and tolerability has been demonstrated in a human phase I study in 25 subjects (CTRI/2014/06/004647; NCT02408731).


Centhaquine (previously used names, centhaquin and PMZ-2010; International Non-proprietary Name (INN) recently approved by WHO is centhaquine) has been found to be an effective resuscitative agent in rat, rabbit and swine models of hemorrhagic shock, it decreased blood lactate, increased mean arterial pressure, cardiac output, and decreased mortality. An increase in cardiac output during resuscitation is mainly attributed to an increase in stroke volume. Centhaquine acts on the venous α2B-adrenergic receptors and enhances venous return to the heart, in addition, it produces arterial dilatation by acting on central α2A-adrenergic receptors to reduce sympathetic activity and systemic vascular resistance.

Unlike presently used vasopressors, centhaquine increased mean arterial pressure by increasing stroke volume and cardiac output, and it decreased systemic vascular resistance. The most common adverse effects of vasopressors as a class include arrhythmias, fluid extravasation, and ischemia. Centhaquine does NOT act on beta-adrenergic receptors, and therefore the risk of arrhythmias is mitigated. It is NOT a vasopressor; however, it increases blood pressure and cardiac output by augmenting venous blood return to the heart and enhanced tissue perfusion by arterial dilatation. Enhancing tissue perfusion is a significant advantage over existing vasopressors.

Study Design


Hypovolemic Shock


Normal Saline, Centhaquine


Seven Star Hospital




Pharmazz, Inc.

Results (where available)

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