Brexpiprazole - Lundbeck/Otsuka

Drug Profile

Brexpiprazole - Lundbeck/Otsuka

Alternative Names: Lu-AF41156; OPC-34712; OPDC-34712; Rexulti; Rxulti

Latest Information Update: 02 Aug 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization
  • Developer Duke University; Lundbeck A/S; Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization
  • Class Antidepressants; Antipsychotics; Behavioural disorder therapies; Piperazines; Quinolines; Small molecules; Thiophenes
  • Mechanism of Action Dopamine D2 receptor partial agonists; Serotonin 1A receptor partial agonists; Serotonin 2A 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 Major depressive disorder; Schizophrenia
  • Phase III Agitation; Bipolar disorders; Post-traumatic stress disorders; Sleep disorders
  • Discontinued Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

Most Recent Events

  • 31 Jul 2018 Registered for Schizophrenia in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, European Union (PO, Tablet)
  • 31 Jul 2018 Lundbeck and Otsuka plan to launch brexpiprazole for Schizophrenia in European Union markets during first half of 2019 (PO, Tablet)
  • 27 Jul 2018 Otsuka Pharmaceutical initiates enrolment in a phase II/III trial for Major depressive disorder in Japan (JapicCTI-184044)
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