Repinotan, A 5-HT1A Agonist, in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

Author(s): Helmi L. Lutsep .

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets - CNS & Neurological Disorders

Volume 4 , Issue 2 , 2005

Abstract:

Serotonin agonists can reduce glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in cerebral ischemia. The potent 5- HT1A agonist BAY x 3702, or repinotan, has reduced cortical infarct volume in pre-clinical models even when given 5 hours after injury. Early clinical trials showed that the drug was safe, and displayed primarily serotonergic side effects such as nausea and vomiting. A phase IIb trial in moderate to moderately severe strokes completed enrollment in June 2004.

Keywords: Infarct, ischemia, acute stroke treatment, neuroprotection, neuroprotectant, repinotan

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VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2005
Page: [119 - 120]
Pages: 2
DOI: 10.2174/1568007053544165
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