Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Banzel; CGP 33101; E 2080; Inovelon; RUF 331; SYN 111; Xilep™

Latest Information Update: 06 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Biotie Therapies Corp.; Eisai Co Ltd
  • Class Antiepileptic drugs; Small molecules; Triazoles
  • Mechanism of Action Sodium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Lennox-Gastaut syndrome
  • No development reported Epilepsy
  • Discontinued Generalised anxiety disorder; Neuropathic pain

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Oct 2017 Rufinamide market licensed to Biotoscana in Latin America
  • 05 Dec 2016 Adverse events data from the pooled analysis in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome released by Esai
  • 05 Dec 2016 Final efficacy data from a phase III trial in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome released by Eisai
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