Dasotraline in ADHD: novel or me too drug?
Expert Rev Neurother. 2019 Mar 14;:
Authors: Vandana P, Arnold E
INTRODUCTION: A “holy grail” of treatment options for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been an agent with low abuse potential and peak-trough clinical effects, providing sustained therapeutic benefits throughout the day. One such agent, Dasotraline, a DA and NE reuptake inhibitor agent, was recently reviewed by the FDA. Areas covered: The authors completed a timely drug review using a Pub Med literature search using words “Dasotraline, ADHD” “stimulant, abuse” “atomoxetine, ADHD”. FDA fact sheets of available medications were reviewed for comparison of safety and tolerability data. The authors reviewed preclinical, efficacy and safety trials of dasotraline in ADHD: two phase 1, 1 phase 2, and several phase 3 trials have established efficacy in reducing ADHD symptoms. Expert opinion: Due to its stable plasma concentrations with once-daily dosing, dasotraline could have sustained treatment benefits for ADHD, with low abuse potential and a stable therapeutic response over a 24 hour period.
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