Cariprazine free base

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M7010-2 2mg solid $80
M7010-10 10mg solid $324


Cas:839712-12-8 (free base)

Product Information

Cariprazine, also known as RGH-188 and MP-214, is an antipsychotic drug received FDA approval on September 17, 2015. Cariprazine acts as a D2 and D3 receptor partial agonist, with high selectivity towards the D3 receptor. Action on the dopaminergic systems makes it also potentially useful as an add-on therapy in major depressive disorder. Cariprazine is approved for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It has also been investigated as a potential adjunct in treatment-resistant major depressive disorder.


Chemical Formula: C21H32Cl2N4O


Exact Mass: 426.1953


Molecular Weight: 427.414


Elemental Analysis: C, 59.01; H, 7.55; Cl, 16.59; N, 13.11; O, 3.74




Cariprazine free base



RGH 188


MP 214



Chemical Name: 3-((1r,4r)-4-(2-(4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl)ethyl)cyclohexyl)-1,1-dimethylurea


InChi Key:



InChi Code: InChI=1S/C21H32Cl2N4O/c1-25(2)21(28)24-17-8-6-16(7-9-17)10-11-26-12-14-27(15-13-26)19-5-3-4-18(22)20(19)23/h3-5,16-17H,6-15H2,1-2H3,(H,24,28)/t16-,17-


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Technical Data:


Appearance: Solid powder

Purity: >98% (or refer to the Certificate of Analysis)

Shipping Condition: Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition: Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Solubility: Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life: >3 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation: This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage: 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

HS Tariff Code: 2934.99.9001


In Vitro:

Cariprazine stimulates inositol phosphate (IP) formation with a high potency (pEC50 8.5) with relatively low efficacy (Emax 30%). Cariprazine, a novel candidate antipsychotic, demonstrated approximately 10-fold higher affinity for human D3 versus human D2L and human D2S receptors (pKi 10.07, 9.16, and 9.31, respectively). Cariprazine displays high affinity at human serotonin (5-HT) type 2B receptors (pKi 9.24) with pure antagonism. Cariprazine has lower affinity at human and rat hippocampal 5-HT1A receptors (pKi 8.59 and 8.34, respectively) and demonstrates low intrinsic efficacy. Cariprazine displays low affinity at human 5-HT2A receptors (pKi 7.73). Moderate or low affinity for histamine H1 and 5-HT2C receptors (pKi 7.63 and 6.87, respectively) suggest Cariprazine's reduced propensity for adverse events related to these receptors[2]. Cariprazine is over sixfold more potent (EC50=1.4 nM) than Aripiprazole (EC50=9.2 nM) in inhibiting isoproterenol-induced cAMP production in HEK-293 cells.


In Vivo:

Administration of Cariprazine (30 µg/kg) reduces the striatal uptake of both radioligands to the level of nonspecific binding compared with baseline PET measurements. Cariprazine has negligible effect on the time-activity curves in the cerebellum. At doses of 5.0 and 30 µg/kg, Cariprazine causes a dose-dependent dopamine D2/D3 receptor occupancy of ~45% and ~80% for both antagonist [11C] raclopride and agonist radioligand [11C]MNPA. Receptor occupancy of dopamine D2/D3 receptors calculated using the transient equilibrium and the MRTM2 methods ranged from 5% at the lowest dose (1.0 µg/kg) to 94% at the highest dose (300 µg/kg). The effects of 5 doses of Cariprazine (ranging from 0.005 to 0.15 mg/kg) are examined on EPM behavior of wild-type mice. Whereas lower doses of Cariprazine (0.005 to 0.02 mg/kg) do not alter the time spent in open arms, the two higher doses (0.08 and 0.15 mg/kg) lead to a significant decline of this measure (ANOVA, (F(5,52)=4.20; p=0.0032)). Moreover, the two higher doses of Cariprazine also lead to a significant decrease in the total number of arm entries (F(5,52)=7.21; p=0.0001)) but this decrease in the total number of arm entries is largely accounted for by a significant decrease in the number of closed arm entries (F(5,52)=11.75; p=0.0001)). The two highest doses of Cariprazine (0.08 and 0.15 mg/kg) have significant effects on locomotor activity, but doses ranging from 0.005 to 0.02 mg/kg do not affect anxiety-like behavior or locomotor activity in the EPM test. A significant (P<0.01) reduction in ouabain-induced hyperactivity is observed after acute i.p. administration of all doses of Cariprazine (mean±SEM: 0.06 mg/kg, 64.2±3.88; 0.25 mg/kg, 72.7±11.67; 0.5 mg/kg, 40.6±5.32; 1 mg/kg, 19.5±8.78) and lithium (40.4±12.78), compared with ouabain injection alone (114.6±14.33). The highest Cariprazine dose produced significant sedation (72% inhibition for Cariprazine 1.0 mg/kg aCSF vs. saline aCSF; P<0.05).





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