Drug Profile


Alternative Names: SIB-1508; SIB-1508Y

Latest Information Update: 30 Nov 2006

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck & Co
  • Class Antiparkinsonians
  • Mechanism of Action Nicotinic receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Parkinson's disease

Most Recent Events

  • 21 Jun 2000 A study has been added to the adverse events and Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders therapeutic trials sections
  • 16 Dec 1999 SIBIA Neurosciences has been acquired by, and integrated into, Merck & Co.
  • 10 Nov 1999 A preclinical study has been added to the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders pharmacodynamics section
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