FDA Approved Otsuka’s Brexpiprazole for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

On July 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Brexpiprazole (Rexulti) tablets to treat adults with schizophrenia and as an add-on treatment to an antidepressant medication to treat adults with major depressive disorder (MDD).

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder often characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to recognize what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, auditory hallucinations, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and lack of motivation. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the person’s reported experiences.

Brexpiprazole:

Brexpiprazole is a quinolin derivative and it is was developed by Otsuka and Lundbeck. Brexpiprazole is patented in US through US 7,888,362 B2 (Expiry: Feb 23, 2027) which was issued to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Brexpiprazole has the following structure:

Brex

Advertisements

One thought on “FDA Approved Otsuka’s Brexpiprazole for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

  1. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog.
    I really hope to check out the same high-grade blog posts from you
    in the future as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s