Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Devacade; L 364718; MK 329

Latest Information Update: 22 Feb 2008

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Analgesics; Anti-infectives; Antineoplastics; Benzodiazepinones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Cholecystokinin A receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Anxiety disorders; Cancer; Neuropathic pain; Peptic ulcer

Most Recent Events

  • 19 Jan 2007 Innovata has been acquired by Vectura
  • 14 Jul 2005 Innovata Biomed has merged with ML Laboratories to form Innovata
  • 23 Nov 2004 Devazepide is available for licensing in Europe (
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