Lisdexamfetamine

Drug Profile

Lisdexamfetamine

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

Latest Information Update: 19 Sep 2017

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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.

    No
  • 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

  • 06 Sep 2017 Shire initiates a phase III trial in Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (In children) in USA (NCT03260205)
  • 21 Aug 2017 Shire plans a phase III trial in Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (In children) (NCT03260205)
  • 18 Apr 2017 Launched for Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in USA (PO) (chewable tablet formulation)
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