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Levetiracetam - GlaxoSmithKline/Otsuka Pharmaceuticals/UCB

Drug Profile

Levetiracetam - GlaxoSmithKline/Otsuka Pharmaceuticals/UCB

Alternative Names: E Keppra; E Keppra Dry syrup 50%; EKeppra; Keppra; Keppra XR; L-059; Levetiracetam IR; Levetiracetam XR; SIB-S1; UCB-059; UCB-22059; UCB-L059

Latest Information Update: 15 Mar 2019

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At a glance

  • Originator UCB
  • Developer Ache Laboratories; GlaxoSmithKline; Otsuka Pharmaceutical; UCB
  • Class Acetamides; Antidementias; Antiepileptic drugs; Neuroprotectants; Nootropics; Pyrrolidinones; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action SV2A protein modulators
  • 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 Epilepsy; Myoclonic epilepsies; Partial epilepsies; Tonic-clonic epilepsy
  • Discontinued Anxiety disorders; Neuropathic pain; Parkinsonian disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Mar 2019 UCB and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals will not renew the co-development and co-promotion agreement for levetiracetam in Japan
  • 05 Jun 2018 UCB Pharma withdraws a phase II trial in Seizures in USA (IV) (NCT00627133)
  • 30 Nov 2017 Phase-III clinical trials in Partial epilepsies (Adjunctive treatment, In children, In infants, Monotherapy) in Japan (IV) (NCT03340064)
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