Methylphenidate - UCB

Drug Profile

Methylphenidate - UCB

Alternative Names: Equasym; Metadate; Metadate CD; Metadate ER; Methylphenidate MR racemate; SPD 544

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator UCB
  • Developer Shire; UCB
  • Class Phenylacetates; Piperidines; Sleep disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Adrenergic receptor modulators; Dopamine release stimulants
  • 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

Most Recent Events

  • 10 Aug 2011 Shire plans to launch Equasym® in additional countries in the EU
  • 17 Aug 2009 Launched for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in Denmark (PO)
  • 17 Aug 2009 Launched for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in France (PO)
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