Drug Profile


Alternative Names: AFT-801; Alertec; Attenace™; CN 801; CRL 40476; Modasamil; Modasonil; Modavigil; Modiodal; Provigil; Sparlon; Vigil

Latest Information Update: 12 Nov 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator Cephalon
  • Developer Alfresa Pharma Corporation; Lundbeck A/S; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Class Benzhydryl compounds; Sleep disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha 1 adrenergic receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Narcolepsy
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hypersomnia; Narcolepsy
  • No development reported Alzheimer's disease
  • Discontinued Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Parkinson's disease

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Mar 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 05 Nov 2015 Par Pharmaceutical Inc has been acquired by Endo International
  • 06 Apr 2012 Par Pharmaceutical launches its generic version of Provigil® in the US
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