Aripiprazole - Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Drug Profile

Aripiprazole - Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka Pharmaceutical

Alternative Names: Abilify; Abilify Maintena; Abilify MyCite; ABILIFY MYCITE; Abilitat; Ao Pai; Aripiprazole depot - Otsuka Pharmaceutical/Lundbeck; Aripiprazole ECER tablets; Arlemide; OPC-14597; OPC-14597 IMD; OPC-31

Latest Information Update: 22 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Developer Bristol-Myers Squibb; Indiana University; Lundbeck A/S; Otsuka Pharmaceutical
  • Class Antidepressants; Antipsychotics; Behavioural disorder therapies; Chlorobenzenes; Mood stabilisers; Piperazines; Quinolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha 1 adrenergic receptor antagonists; Dopamine D2 receptor partial agonists; Dopamine D3 receptor antagonists; Dopamine D4 receptor antagonists; Histamine H1 receptor antagonists; Serotonin 1A receptor partial agonists; Serotonin 2A receptor antagonists; Serotonin 2C receptor partial agonists; Serotonin 7 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

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Autistic disorder; Bipolar disorders; Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome; Major depressive disorder; Schizophrenia
  • Phase III Agitation; Pervasive child development disorders
  • Discontinued Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder; Psychotic disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 22 Feb 2018 Phase-III clinical trials in Bipolar disorders (Adjunctive treatment, In adults, In the elderly) in South Korea (PO) (NCT03423680)
  • 06 Feb 2018 Korea Otsuka Pharmaceutical plans the phase III APOLLO trial for Bipolar disorder (Adjunctive therapy, In adults, In the elderly) in February 2018 (NCT03423680)
  • 14 Nov 2017 US FDA approves the drug/device combination of aripiprazole with ingestible sensor embedded in a single tablet (ABILIFY MYCITE®) for Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder and Major Depressive disorder
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