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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: EMD-68843; SB-659746A; Viibryd; Vilazodone hydrochloride

Latest Information Update: 06 Nov 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Merck KGaA
  • Developer Allergan; moksha8 Pharmaceuticals
  • Class Amides; Antidepressants; Benzofurans; Indoles; Nitriles; Piperazines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 1A receptor agonists; Serotonin uptake inhibitors
  • 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 Major depressive disorder
  • Phase III Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Phase II Social phobia
  • No development reported Sexual function disorders

Most Recent Events

  • 11 Sep 2018 Forest Laboratories completes a phase III trial for Major depressive disorder (In children, In adolescents) in Canada and USA (PO) (NCT02372799)
  • 04 Nov 2017 No recent reports of development identified for phase-I development in Sexual-function-disorders(In volunteers) in USA (PO, Tablet)
  • 01 Oct 2016 Forest Laboratories completes a phase III trial for Major depressive disorder (in adolescents) in USA (NCT01878292)
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