Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Hivenyl; R 129160; Vapitadine dihydrochloride

Latest Information Update: 27 Apr 2011

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At a glance

  • Originator Johnson & Johnson
  • Developer Stiefel Laboratories
  • Class Antiallergics; Antihistamines; Benzazepines; Piperidines; Skin disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Histamine H1 receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • No development reported Pruritus; Urticaria

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Jul 2009 Stiefel Laboratories has been acquired by GlaxoSmithKline
  • 09 Apr 2008 Final efficacy data from a phase II trial in urticaria released by Barrier Therapeutics
  • 11 Feb 2008 Phase-II clinical trials in Urticaria in Europe (PO)
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