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Lorcaserin - Eisai Inc

Drug Profile

Lorcaserin - Eisai Inc

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

Latest Information Update: 27 Feb 2019

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At a glance

  • Originator Arena Pharmaceuticals
  • Developer Arena Pharmaceuticals; CY Biotech; Eisai Inc; Ildong Pharmaceutical
  • Class 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.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes
  • Available For Licensing Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Obesity
  • Discontinued Smoking withdrawal

Most Recent Events

  • 26 Feb 2019 The USFDA accepts sNDA to update the label for BELVIQ® (lorcaserin HCl) CIV 10mg twice-daily and/or BELVIQ XR (lorcaserin HCl) CIV once daily
  • 16 Oct 2018 Eisai grants development and marketing rights to Eurofarma of lorcaserin for Obesity in 17 countries of Latin America and Carribean
  • 05 Oct 2018 Updated adverse events data from the phase III/IV CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 trial in Obesity presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD-2018)
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