Drug Profile


Latest Information Update: 09 Dec 2010

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At a glance

  • Originator Yaupon Therapeutics
  • Class Alkaloids; Nicotine replacement therapy; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Nicotinic receptor modulators
  • Orphan Drug Status

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


Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Neuropathic pain; Smoking withdrawal

Most Recent Events

  • 09 May 2009 Pharmacodynamics data from a preclinical trial in Neuropathic pain presented at the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society (APS-2009)
  • 20 Nov 2007 Pharmacodynamics data presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN-2007)
  • 02 Feb 2005 Nornicotine is available for licensing (
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