Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Rolapitant hydrochloride; SCH-619734; VARUBI; Varuby

Latest Information Update: 01 Dec 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Schering-Plough
  • Developer Merck & Co; Schering-Plough; TESARO
  • Class Antiemetics; Ethers; Piperidines; Pyrrolidines; Small molecules; Spiro compounds
  • Mechanism of Action Neurokinin 1 receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
  • Discontinued Cough; Postoperative nausea and vomiting

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Nov 2017 Launched for Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (Combination therapy, Prevention) in USA (IV)
  • 25 Oct 2017 Registered for Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (Prevention, Combination therapy) in USA (IV, Infusion)
  • 25 Oct 2017 Tesaro announces intention to launch IV rolapitant in Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (Combination therapy, Prevention) in USA in November 2017
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