Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Esopiclone; Estorra; Lunesta; Lunivia; S-Zopiclone; SEP-0227018; SEP-190; SEP-225441; Zopiclone - Sunovion

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator sanofi-aventis
  • Developer Eisai Co Ltd; Sepracor; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
  • Class 2 ring heterocyclic compounds; Esters; Hypnosedatives; Piperazines; Pyrazines; Pyridines; Pyrroles; Sleep disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action GABA A receptor agonists
  • 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 Insomnia
  • No development reported Generalised anxiety disorder; Major depressive disorder

Most Recent Events

  • 01 Oct 2016 Eisai initiates enrolment in a clinical trial for Insomnia in Japan (UMIN000024462)
  • 29 Apr 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 15 Apr 2014 Generic equivalent available in USA for Insomnia
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