Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Elvanse; Elvanse Adult; LDX; Lisdexamfetamine dimesilate; Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate; NRP-104; S-877489; SPD-489; Tyvense; Venvanse; Vyvanse

Latest Information Update: 03 Apr 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator New River Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Lindner Center of HOPE; Shionogi; Shire
  • Class Amides; Amphetamines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Adrenergic uptake inhibitors; Dopamine uptake inhibitors
  • 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 Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Eating disorders
  • Phase II Mood disorders
  • Discontinued Bipolar depression; Cocaine abuse; Major depressive disorder; Schizophrenia; Sleep disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 27 Mar 2017 Shionogi completes a phase II/III trial in Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (In adolescents, In children) in Japan (JapicCTI152770)
  • 21 Feb 2017 Shire announces intention to submit NDA to the Japanese regulatory body for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in 2017 (Shire pipeline, February 2017)
  • 16 Jan 2017 Shionogi completes an extension phase II trial in Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (In children, In adolescents) in Japan (JapicCTI-132128)
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