Drug Profile


Alternative Names: APD 356; Belviq; Belviq XR; Lorcaserin controlled-release; Lorcaserin extended-release; Lorcaserin hydrochloride; Venespri

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Arena Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Arena Pharmaceuticals; Eisai Inc; Ildong Pharmaceutical
  • Class Benzazepines; Obesity therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 2C 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 Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Obesity
  • Discontinued Smoking withdrawal

Most Recent Events

  • 04 Jan 2017 Eisai acquires lorcaserin from Arena Pharmaceuticals
  • 20 Dec 2016 Registered for Obesity in Brazil (PO)
  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
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