Horm Metab Res 2023; 55(01): 7-24
DOI: 10.1055/a-1971-6965

Repurposing of Drugs for Cardiometabolic Disorders: An Out and Out Cumulation

Rufaida Wasim
1   Pharmacology, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Tarique Mahmood Ansari
2   Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Mohammed Haris Siddiqui
3   Bioengineering, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Farogh Ahsan
1   Pharmacology, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Arshiya Shamim
1   Pharmacology, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Aditya Singh
4   Pharmaceutics, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Mohammad Shariq
5   Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Aamir Anwar
5   Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Aquib Rehanullah Siddiqui
5   Pharmacy, Integral University, Lucknow, India
Saba Parveen
1   Pharmacology, Integral University, Lucknow, India
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Cardiometabolic disorders (CMD) is a constellation of metabolic predisposing factors for atherosclerosis such as insulin resistance (IR) or diabetes mellitus (DM), systemic hypertension, central obesity, and dyslipidemia. Cardiometabolic diseases (CMDs) continue to be the leading cause of mortality in both developed and developing nations, accounting for over 32% of all fatalities globally each year. Furthermore, dyslipidemia, angina, arrhythmia, heart failure, myocardial infarction (MI), and diabetes mellitus are the major causes of death, accounting for an estimated 19 million deaths in 2012. CVDs will kill more than 23 million individuals each year by 2030. Nonetheless, new drug development (NDD) in CMDs has been increasingly difficult in recent decades due to increased costs and a lower success rate. Drug repositioning in CMDs looks promising in this scenario for launching current medicines for new therapeutic indications. Repositioning is an ancient method that dates back to the 1960s and is mostly based on coincidental findings during medication trials. One significant advantage of repositioning is that the drug’s safety profile is well known, lowering the odds of failure owing to undesirable toxic effects. Furthermore, repositioning takes less time and money than NDD. Given these facts, pharmaceutical corporations are becoming more interested in medication repositioning. In this follow-up, we discussed the notion of repositioning and provided some examples of repositioned medications in cardiometabolic disorders.

Publication History

Received: 24 July 2022

Accepted after revision: 18 October 2022

Article published online:
04 January 2023

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