Otsuka and Lundbeck’s Once-Monthly Abilify Maintena(R) (Aripiprazole) Now Approved in Europe

New Drug Approvals

Otsuka and Lundbeck’s Once-Monthly Abilify Maintena(R) (Aripiprazole) Now Approved in Europe for Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia in Adult Patients Stabilized with Oral Aripiprazole

do not forget to see my old blog post, contains synthesis

http://newdrugapprovals.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/the-european-medicines-agency-ema-approves-otsukas-aripiprazole-abilify-for-the-treatment-of-moderate-to-severe-manic-episodes-in-bipolar-i-disorder-in-adolescents/

Preventing relapse is critical in the treatment of schizophrenia. Pivotal studies, that supported the EU submission, demonstrate that Abilify Maintena can reduce the risk of relapse relative to placebo and is non-inferior to oral aripiprazole in patients with schizophrenia1,2 -- The approval of Abilify Maintena now provides patients with schizophrenia access to a once-monthly formulation with established efficacy together with a tolerability profile that is comparable to that of oral ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole)2 -- At the end of the randomized, double-blind treatment phase in one of the pivotal trials, 93 percent of patients reported being extremely, very or somewhat satisfied with Abilify Maintena treatment3 -- Abilify Maintena is the only dopamine D2 partial agonist in a once-monthly…

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