Justicia Gendarussa

Alternative Name: Gendarussa

Description: The active ingredient in Justicia Gendarussa, a plant grown in Indonesia, disrupts sperm function, preventing the sperm from fertilizing the ovum. The effect is short term and reversible, and has no effect on sperm production or male hormones.

Product Details

User: Male

Hormonal: No

Delivery Method: Oral

Duration Type: Short-acting

Regimen:
  • One pill per day

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API):
  • Gendarussin

Multipurpose Preventive Technology (MPT): No

Status Details

Developer: Airlangga University, Indopharma, FHI 360

Project Phase: Pre-Clinical and Clinical Development

Development Stage: Phase II

Began discovery in: 1985

Active Development: Yes

Status Details:
  • While Phase 2 studies in Indonesia are complete, they were not GCP-compliant. FDA approval process would need to be restarted from the beginning.
  • Discussions are ongoing with the Indonesian FDA, the National Agency - Drug and Food Control (NA-DFC) to seek approval in Indonesia.

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