Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Gaboxadole; LU 02-030; LU 0203; MK 0928; OV 101; THIP

Latest Information Update: 11 Oct 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
  • Developer Lundbeck A/S; Ovid Therapeutics
  • Class Anaesthetics; Analgesics; Anorectics; Antidepressants; Antiepileptic drugs; Hypnosedatives; Isoxazoles; Pyridines; 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.

    Yes - Fragile X syndrome; Angelman syndrome
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase II Angelman syndrome
  • Phase I Fragile X syndrome
  • Preclinical Epilepsy
  • Discontinued Insomnia; Major depressive disorder

Most Recent Events

  • 10 Oct 2017 Gaboxadol receives Orphan Drug status for Fragile X syndrome in USA
  • 11 Aug 2017 Ovid plans a clinical trial for Angelman syndrome or Fragile X syndrome (In children)
  • 10 Apr 2017 Phase-I clinical trials in Angelman syndrome (In adolescents) in USA (PO)
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