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Description: Armodafinil, also known as CEP-10953, is the R-enantiomer of the racemic synthetic agent modafinil with central nervous system (CNS) stimulant and wakefulness-promoting activities. Armodafinil appears to inhibit the reuptake of dopamine by binding to the dopamine-reuptake pump, which leads to an increase in extracellular dopamine levels in some brain regions. This agent does not bind to or inhibit several receptors and enzymes that may be involved in sleep/wake regulation and is not a direct- or indirect-acting dopamine receptor agonist.
MedKoo Cat#: 205815
Chemical Formula: C15H15NO2S
Exact Mass: 273.08235
Molecular Weight: 273.3501
Elemental Analysis: C, 65.91; H, 5.53; N, 5.12; O, 11.71; S, 11.73
Synonym: CEP-10953; CEP 10953; CEP10953; CRL 40982; CRL-40982; CRL40982; Armodafinil; brand name: Nuvigil.
IUPAC/Chemical Name: 2-[(R)-(diphenylmethyl)sulfinyl]acetamide
InChi Key: YFGHCGITMMYXAQ-LJQANCHMSA-N
InChi Code: InChI=1S/C15H15NO2S/c16-14(17)11-19(18)15(12-7-3-1-4-8-12)13-9-5-2-6-10-13/h1-10,15H,11H2,(H2,16,17)/t19-/m1/s1
SMILES Code: O=C(N)C[S@](C(C1=CC=CC=C1)C2=CC=CC=C2)=O
Armodafinil is an enantiopure drug consisting of just the active (−)-(R)-enantiomer of the racemic drug modafinil (Provigil). Armodafinil is approved by the FDA for the treatment of narcolepsy and shift work sleep disorder, and as an adjunctive treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Cephalon plans to conduct clinical trials evaluating the use of Nuvigil as a treatment for serious medical conditions such as bipolar depression and fatigue in conditions such as Parkinson's disease and cancer. In June, 2010, it was revealed that a phase II study of armodafinil as an adjunctive therapy in adults with schizophrenia had failed to meet the primary endpoints, and the clinical program was subsequently ceased. The drug was being considered for the first FDA-approved medicinally-specific drug for combating jet-lag. but on March 30, 2010, the FDA declined to approve use of Nuvigil to treat jet lag. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armodafinil).
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