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Lorcaserin - Eisai Inc

Drug Profile

Lorcaserin - Eisai Inc

Alternative Names: APD-356; Belviq; Belviq XR; E2023; Lorcaserin controlled-release; Lorcaserin extended-release; Lorcaserin hydrochloride; Venespri

Latest Information Update: 05 Nov 2023

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At a glance

  • Originator Arena Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Arena Pharmaceuticals; CY Biotech; Eisai Inc; Ildong Pharmaceutical
  • Class Antiepileptic drugs; Benzazepines; Obesity therapies; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Serotonin 2C receptor agonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Dravet syndrome
  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Obesity
  • Phase III Dravet syndrome
  • Clinical Phase Unknown Epilepsy
  • Discontinued Smoking withdrawal

Most Recent Events

  • 28 Nov 2022 Lorcaserin is still in the phase III MOMENTUM 1 trial for Dravet syndrome (In children) in USA, Canada (PO) (NCT04572243)
  • 11 Mar 2022 Arena Pharmaceuticals has been acquired and merged into Pfizer
  • 13 Nov 2021 Updated efficacy data from the phase III/IV CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial in Obesity presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2021 (AHA-2021)
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