Quinacrine Pellets

Product Overview

Alternative Name: Quinacrine Sterilization (QS)

Development Status: Inactive

Target: Female

Mode: Non-hormonal

Delivery Type: Intrauterine

Duration Type: Permanent

Description: Non-surgical female sterilization method consisting of seven 36mg quinacrine hydrochloride inserted into endometrial cavity. Two doses are given, one month apart.

Updated date: July 26, 2016

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Project Phase: Late Development

Project Stage: Phase III

Status Details:
  • It is estimated at least 140,000 women in 34 countries have undergone procedure as method of non-surgical sterilization. However, quinacrine as a method of non-surgical sterilization has not been approved by any regulatory body. A primary funder concluded method was not worth pursuing after analyzing findings from safety studies. However, work on quinacrine was restarted in 2014.

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