Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Mexiletine hydrochloride; Mexitil; Mexitilen

Latest Information Update: 28 Oct 2009

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At a glance

  • Originator Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Class Class Ib antiarrhythmics; Local anaesthetics; Phenyl ethers; Propylamines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Neuromuscular blocking agents; Sodium channel antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Arrhythmias; Diabetic neuropathies
  • No development reported Peripheral nervous system diseases; Torticollis

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Oct 2003 A clinical study has been added to the pharmacokinetics section
  • 15 Dec 2000 Investigation in Torticollis in Italy (Unknown route)
  • 21 Jul 2000 Launched for Diabetic neuropathies in Japan (PO)
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