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Scientific Name: Cariprazine
Brand Name: Vraylar
Company Owner: Not Available
Mechanism Of Action While recent research points to the involvement of multiple neurotransmitters in the development and maintenance of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders, the dopamine hypothesis has been and continues to be a key theory in understanding the pathophysiology of these psychiatric disorders. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays several important roles in cells, and most importantly, it is a crucial neurotransmitter involved in reward processing and motivation. The nigrostriatal, mesolimbic, and mesocortical systems consist of dopaminergic projections. The dopamine hypothesis states that dopaminergic aberrations are observed in schizophrenia and bipolar disorders.
Description of the Drug: Cariprazine is an atypical antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and acute manic or mixed episodes due to bipolar I disorder.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from