Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Asenapine maleate; Atisenap; ME2136; ORG-5222; Saphris; SCH-900274; Sycrest

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Organon
  • Developer Allergan; Lundbeck A/S; Meiji Seika Pharma; Merck & Co
  • Class Antipsychotics; Heterocyclic compounds with 4 or more rings; Oxepins; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha adrenergic receptor antagonists; Dopamine receptor antagonists; Histamine H1 receptor antagonists; Serotonin receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Bipolar disorders; Schizophrenia

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Jul 2017 Merck terminates a phase II trial as the funding ended due to recruitment delays for Bipolar disorders in USA (PO) (NCT01807741)
  • 16 Jul 2016 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Schizophrenia(In children) in USA (Sublingual, Tablet)
  • 17 Jul 2015 Launched for Bipolar disorders (In adolescents, In children) in USA (Sublingual)
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