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Cariprazine

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Description

Cariprazine is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients. The mechanism of action of cariprazine is not fully known. However the therapeutic effect of cariprazine may be mediated through a combination of partial agonist activity at dopamine D3, D2 (Ki values of 0.085-0.3 nM versus 0.49-0.71 nM respectively) and serotonin 5-HT1A receptors (Ki values of 1.4-2.6 nM), and antagonist activity at serotonin 5-HT2B, 5-HT2A and histamine H1 receptors (Ki values of 0.58-1.1 nM, 18.8 nM and 23.3 nM, respectively).

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Cariprazine
N Nervous system → N05 Psycholeptics → N05A Antipsychotics → N05AX Other antipsychotics

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