Dexmethylphenidate - Celgene/Novartis

Drug Profile

Dexmethylphenidate - Celgene/Novartis

Alternative Names: d-methylphenidate; D-methylphenidate hydrochloride; D-MPH; Dexmethylphenidate; Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride; Focalin; Focalin XR

Latest Information Update: 16 Nov 2015

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At a glance

  • Originator Celgene Corporation
  • Developer Celgene Corporation; Novartis
  • Class Phenylacetates; Piperidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Adrenergic receptor agonists; Central nervous system stimulants; Dopamine uptake inhibitors; Neurokinin 1 antagonists; Substance P inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Discontinued Fatigue

Most Recent Events

  • 05 Nov 2015 Par Pharmaceutical Inc has been acquired by Endo International
  • 18 Dec 2013 Elan Corporation has been acquired and merged into Perrigo
  • 15 Jul 2013 Novartis completes a phase III trial in Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in USA, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden (NCT01338818)
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