Drug Profile


Alternative Names: CEP-10953; Nuvigil; R-modafinil

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Cephalon
  • Developer Cephalon; Lindner Center of HOPE; Oncotherapeutics.; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Class Acetamides; Benzhydryl compounds; Sleep disorder therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha 1 adrenergic receptor agonists; Biogenic amine receptor agonists; Catecholamine receptor agonists; Central nervous system stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Hypersomnia
  • Phase III Eating disorders; Fatigue
  • Discontinued Bipolar depression; Schizophrenia

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 01 Jun 2016 First generic equivalent launched in USA for Hypersomnia (Tablets, 50mg, 150mg and 250mg)
  • 01 Dec 2015 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries completes a phase I trial in Hypersomnia (In children, In adolescents) in USA and Finland (NCT01624480)
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