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Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Trade names Roxiam
Legal status
  • Withdrawn
Routes of
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 96%[1]
Protein binding 89-98%
Metabolism Hepatic[1]
Biological half-life 4-7 hours[1]
Excretion Renal[1]
CAS Registry Number  N
ATC code N05
PubChem CID:
DrugBank  YesY
ChemSpider  YesY
Chemical data
Formula C16H23BrN2O3
Molecular mass 371.27 g/mol

Remoxipride (Roxiam) is an atypical antipsychotic (although according to some sources it is a typical antipsychotic) which was previously used in Europe for the treatment of schizophrenia and acute mania but was withdrawn due to toxicity concerns (incidence of aplastic anemia in 1/10,000 patients).[2] It was initially launched by AstraZeneca in 1990 and suspension of its use began in 1993.[2] Remoxipride acts as a selective D2 and D3 receptor antagonist and also has high affinity for the sigma receptor, possibly playing a role in its atypical neuroleptic action.[3]

Due to its short half-life twice daily (bid) dosing is required, although a once-daily controlled-release tablet has been developed.[4] There was some interest in its use in the treatment of treatment-resistant schizophrenia.[5][6]

See also


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External links

  • Herbert Y. Meltzer, Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs, 2000

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