Friday, October 11, 2013

FDA Approves Brintellix to Treat Major Depressive Disorder

We know that, Vortioxetine (vor-tye-ox-e-teen, trade name Brintellix, previously known as Lu AA21004) is a novel atypical antidepressant made byLundbeck and Takeda. On September 30, 2013, it was approved approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults.  Vortioxetine was also investigated as a treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Regulatory approval for the treatment of MDD for the European market has been filed in September 2012, for the United States in October 2012, and filing for Canada should follow. Filing for the Japanese market is expected in 2013.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Brintellix (vortioxetine) to treat adults with major depressive disorder.

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