Akhu Therapeutics is developing new medicines to treat anxiety and depression effectively, rapidly, and safely in humans and companion animalsAnxiety and depression are common mental illnesses, and major contributors to death and disability in humans. Separation anxiety is a major cause of the abandonment and euthanasia of dogs.

Akhu Therapeutics - Better Medicine for Anxiety and Depression

Unfortunately, antidepressants are not effective for most users, work very slowly, and have harmful side effects. Anxiolytics are moderately effective, but have harmful side effects, including addiction.

The biological target of a drug plays a crucial role in determining the number and severity of side effects. Our biological target is the melanocortin-5 receptor (MC5R), which is fundamentally different than that of any other treatment for depression or anxiety. MC5R blockers are expected to act differently in the brain and cause fewer and milder side effects.

Another problem with anxiolytics and antidepressants is that they are chemicals that remain active outside the body. As a result, they end up in streams and animals living in or near streams. In contrast, our lead compound is biodegradable and far less likely to pollute the environment.

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  1. The speed of this drug is extraordinary. Antidepressant effects appears as soon I tested the animals with our drug. Traditional antidepressants take weeks for that test. When drugs are the best option to treat other illnesses, they act quickly. We want to bring the world an antidepressant that is as fast acting as drugs for other diseases. Help us revolutionize antidepressants!

  2. All new ideas are welcomed as always. Staying away from meds I dont need makes me bolder. So looking forward to hearing about these ideas.

    1. I agree. Turns out too many anti-inflammatory meds equals big trouble. Thank God Dr. DRAKE knew exactly what to do. Nothing wrong with me!! Concern is valid and well taken. Eyebrows raised repeatedly.

  3. There is valuable information to be found at this website about mental illness. I trust it will be disseminated.

  4. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your website. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A handful of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any ideas to help fix this problem?

  5. My husband had problems with memory loss after taking Prozac for over 15 years. It’s time for something new and maybe something to bring his memory back too.

    1. What happened to your husband is unfortunate and not uncommon. We don’t have data on how our products might improve memory, but we’re developing them because the have the potential to beat everything on the market. Please spread the word.

  6. As a sufferer of depression and anxiety which is partially responsive to SSRIs, I was following nemifitide over five years ago and still confused about what happened to it.

    Do you know how long it will take you approximately to develop these melanocortin inhibitors?

    Denise

    1. Nemifitide was the closest thing to a cure. Our hope is that our MC5R blockers continue to work as well as nemifitide only faster. Two things drive medicines to market – funding and publicity. We are currently seeking the necessary funding to complete animal testing. We would begin human testing one year later. Please spread the word. We also invite you to sign up for email notifications through our blog.

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