Drug Profile


Alternative Names: ACP-103; BVF-048; Nuplazid; Pimavanserin tartrate

Latest Information Update: 30 Dec 2016

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Antiparkinsonians; Antipsychotics; Piperidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 2A receptor inverse agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Psychotic disorders
  • Phase III Schizophrenia
  • Phase II Agitation; Major depressive disorder
  • Discontinued Drug-induced akathisia; Drug-induced dyskinesia; Insomnia

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Dec 2016 Topline efficacy data from phase II trials in Psychotic disorders (Alzheimer's disease-associated psychosis) released by ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
  • 01 Dec 2016 Phase-II clinical trials in Major depressive disorder (Adjunctive treatment, Treatment-experienced) in USA (PO)
  • 15 Nov 2016 ACADIA Pharmaceuticals initiates the phase II ADVANCE trial in Schizophrenia (negative symptoms; Adjunctive treatment) in USA (PO, Tablet) (9207145; NCT02970305)
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