Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Comfyde; JNJ-10234094; RWJ-333369; YKP-509

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator SK biopharmaceuticals
  • Developer Janssen Research & Development; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development LLC; Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical
  • Class Antiepileptic drugs; Carbamates; Neuroprotectants; Non-opioid analgesics; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Neurotransmitter modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Infantile spasms
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Diabetic neuropathies; Epilepsy; Essential tremor; Migraine; Postherpetic neuralgia

Most Recent Events

  • 23 Apr 2012 Carisbamate receives Orphan Drug status for Infantile spasms in USA
  • 01 Aug 2010 Johnson & Johnson completes a phase III trial in patients with partial onset seizures (adjunctive treatment) in USA
  • 17 Apr 2010 Adverse events data from 3 phase I trials in Healthy volunteers presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN-2010)
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