Drug Overview: lumateperone

Drug Overview: lumateperone

  • April 2018 •
  • 25 pages •
  • Report ID: 5391508 •
  • Format: PDF
Drug Overview 
Lumateperone is a novel, orally available antipsychotic being developed by Intra-Cellular Therapies for several neuropsychiatric disorders. Lumateperone acts as a serotonin 5-HT2A receptor antagonist, a modulator of the dopaminergic and glutamatergic systems, and a serotonin reuptake inhibitor. By targeting the serotonergic and dopaminergic systems, the drug appears to reduce agitation and minimize positive symptoms. Its additional actions on glutamatergic signaling are believed to help address both negative and cognitive schizophrenia symptoms. 

Intra-Cellular Therapies licensed lumateperone from its original developer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, in 2005, and is now solely responsible for the drug’s development. In December 2015, the company announced the initiation of patient enrollment for its two Phase III trials in bipolar depression. Additional clinical programs with lumateperone include its Phase III development in schizophrenia and behavioral disturbances in dementia.