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FDA 2020, Barhemsys APPROVED, 2020/2/27

Amisulpride (INN);
Deniban (TN);
Solian (TN)
Mol weight

Antipsychotic, Dopamine receptor antagonist, Neuropsychiatric agent


275-831-7 [EINECS]
Synthesis ReferenceUS4401822
CAS Registry Number: 71675-85-9
CAS Name: 4-Amino-N-[(1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)methyl]-5-(ethylsulfonyl)-2-methoxybenzamide
Additional Names: 4-amino-N-[(1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)methyl]-5-(ethylsulfonyl)-o-anisamide; aminosultopride
Manufacturers’ Codes: DAN-2163
Trademarks: Deniban (Synthelabo); Socian (Synthelabo); Solian (Synthelabo); Sulamid (Baldacci)
Molecular Formula: C17H27N3O4S
Molecular Weight: 369.48
Percent Composition: C 55.26%, H 7.37%, N 11.37%, O 17.32%, S 8.68%
Literature References: Dopamine receptor antagonist. Prepn: M. Thominet et al., BE 872585eidem, US 4401822 (1979, 1983 both to Soc. d’Etudes Sci. Ind. de l’Ile-de-France).
Crystal structure: H. L. DeWinter et al., Acta Crystallogr. C46, 313 (1990). Psychopharmacology: G. Perrault et al., J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 280, 73 (1997). HPLC determn in plasma and urine: B. Malavasi et al., J. Chromatogr. B 676, 107 (1996). Series of articles on pharmacology and clinical efficacy in schizophrenia: Int. Clin. Psychopharmacol. 12, Suppl. 2, S11-S36 (1997).
Properties: Crystals from acetone, mp 126-127°. LD50 in male mice (mg/kg): 56-60 i.v.; 175-180 i.p.; 224-250 s.c.; 1024-1054 orally (Thominet).
Melting point: mp 126-127°
Toxicity data: LD50 in male mice (mg/kg): 56-60 i.v.; 175-180 i.p.; 224-250 s.c.; 1024-1054 orally (Thominet)
Therap-Cat: Antipsychotic.
Keywords: Antipsychotic; Benzamides; Dopamine Receptor Antagonist.
Amisulpride (trade name Solian) is an antipsychotic drug sold by Sanofi-Aventis.  but is approved for use in Europe and Australia for the treatment of psychoses and schizophrenia. Additionally, it is approved in Italy for the treatment of dysthymia (under the brand name Deniban). Amisulpride is a selective dopamine antagonist.

Amisulpride is an antiemetic and antipsychotic medication used at lower doses intravenously to prevent and treat postoperative nausea and vomiting; and at higher doses orally and intramuscularly to treat schizophrenia and acute psychotic episodes. It is sold under the brandnames Barhemsys[6] (as an antiemetic) and Solian, Socian, Deniban and others (as an antipsychotic).[2] It is also used to treat dysthymia.[7]

It is usually classed with the atypical antipsychotics. Chemically it is a benzamide and like other benzamide antipsychotics, such as sulpiride, it is associated with a high risk of elevating blood levels of the lactation hormone, prolactin (thereby potentially causing the absence of the menstrual cycle, breast enlargement, even in males, breast milk secretion not related to breastfeeding, impaired fertility, impotence, breast pain, etc.), and a low risk, relative to the typical antipsychotics, of causing movement disorders.[8][9][10] It has also been found to be modestly more effective in treating schizophrenia than the typical antipsychotics.[9]

Amisulpride is approved for use in the United States in adults for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), either alone or in combination with an antiemetic of a different class; and to treat PONV in those who have received antiemetic prophylaxis with an agent of a different class or have not received prophylaxis.[6]

Amisulpride is believed to work by blocking, or antagonizing, the dopamine D2 receptor, reducing its signalling. The effectiveness of amisulpride in treating dysthymia and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia is believed to stem from its blockade of the presynapticdopamine D2 receptors. These presynaptic receptors regulate the release of dopamine into the synapse, so by blocking them amisulpride increases dopamine concentrations in the synapse. This increased dopamine concentration is theorized to act on dopamine D1 receptors to relieve depressive symptoms (in dysthymia) and the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.[7]

It was introduced by Sanofi-Aventis in the 1990s. Its patent expired by 2008, and generic formulations became available.[11] It is marketed in all English-speaking countries except for Canada and the United States.[10] A New York City based company, LB Pharmaceuticals, has announced the ongoing development of LB-102, also known as N-methyl amisulpride, an antipsychotic specifically targeting the United States.[12][13] A poster presentation at European Neuropsychopharmacology[14] seems to suggest that this version of amisulpride, known as LB-102 displays the same binding to D2, D3 and 5HT7 that amisulpride does.[15][16]

Medical uses


In a 2013 study in a comparison of 15 antipsychotic drugs in effectiveness in treating schizophrenic symptoms, amisulpride was ranked second and demonstrated high effectiveness. 11% more effective than olanzapine (3rd), 32-35% more effective than haloperidolquetiapine, and aripiprazole, and 25% less effective than clozapine (1st).[9] Although according to other studies it appears to have comparable efficacy to olanzapine in the treatment of schizophrenia.[17][18] Amisulpride augmentation, similarly to sulpirideaugmentation, has been considered a viable treatment option (although this is based on low-quality evidence) in clozapine-resistant cases of schizophrenia.[19][20] Another recent study concluded that amisulpride is an appropriate first-line treatment for the management of acute psychosis.[21]


Amisulpride’s use is contraindicated in the following disease states[2][22][8]

Neither is it recommended to use amisulpride in patients with hypersensitivities to amisulpride or the excipients found in its dosage form.[2]

Adverse effects

Very Common (≥10% incidence)[1]
  • Extrapyramidal side effects (EPS; including dystonia, tremor, akathisiaparkinsonism). Produces a moderate degree of EPS; more than aripiprazole (not significantly, however), clozapine, iloperidone (not significantly), olanzapine (not significantly), quetiapine (not significantly) and sertindole; less than chlorpromazine (not significantly), haloperidol, lurasidone (not significantly), paliperidone (not significantly), risperidone (not significantly), ziprasidone (not significantly) and zotepine (not significantly).[9]
Common (≥1%, <10% incidence)[1][2][23][22][8]
  • Hyperprolactinaemia (which can lead to galactorrhoea, breast enlargement and tenderness, sexual dysfunction, etc.)
  • Weight gain (produces less weight gain than chlorpromazine, clozapine, iloperidone, olanzapine, paliperidone, quetiapine, risperidone, sertindole, zotepine and more (although not statistically significantly) weight gain than haloperidol, lurasidone, ziprasidone and approximately as much weight gain as aripiprazole and asenapine)[9]
  • Anticholinergic side effects (although it does not bind to the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and hence these side effects are usually quite mild) such as
– constipation
– dry mouth
– disorder of accommodation
– Blurred vision
Rare (<1% incidence)[1][2][23][22][8]

Hyperprolactinaemia results from antagonism of the D2 receptors located on the lactotrophic cells found in the anterior pituitary gland. Amisulpride has a high propensity for elevating plasma prolactin levels as a result of its poor blood-brain barrier penetrability and hence the resulting greater ratio of peripheral D2 occupancy to central D2 occupancy. This means that to achieve the sufficient occupancy (~60–80%[24]) of the central D2 receptors in order to elicit its therapeutic effects a dose must be given that is enough to saturate peripheral D2receptors including those in the anterior pituitary.[25][26]

  • Somnolence. It produces minimal sedation due to its absence of cholinergic, histaminergic and alpha adrenergic receptor antagonism. It is one of the least sedating antipsychotics.[9]


The British National Formulary recommends a gradual withdrawal when discontinuing antipsychotics to avoid acute withdrawal syndrome or rapid relapse.[27] Symptoms of withdrawal commonly include nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.[28] Other symptoms may include restlessness, increased sweating, and trouble sleeping.[28] Less commonly there may be a felling of the world spinning, numbness, or muscle pains.[28] Symptoms generally resolve after a short period of time.[28]

There is tentative evidence that discontinuation of antipsychotics can result in psychosis.[29] It may also result in reoccurrence of the condition that is being treated.[30] Rarely tardive dyskinesia can occur when the medication is stopped.[28]


Torsades de pointes is common in overdose.[31][32] Amisulpride is moderately dangerous in overdose (with the TCAs being very dangerous and the SSRIs being modestly dangerous).[33][34]


Amisulpride should not be used in conjunction with drugs that prolong the QT interval (such as citalopramvenlafaxinebupropionclozapinetricyclic antidepressantssertindoleziprasidone, etc.),[33] reduce heart rate and those that can induce hypokalaemia. Likewise it is imprudent to combine antipsychotics due to the additive risk for tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.[33]



Amisulpride and its relatives sulpiridelevosulpiride, and sultopride have been shown to bind to the high-affinity GHB receptor at concentrations that are therapeutically relevant (IC50 = 50 nM for amisulpride).[37]Amisulpride functions primarily as a dopamine D2 and D3 receptor antagonist. It has high affinity for these receptors with dissociation constantsof 3.0 and 3.5 nM, respectively.[36] Although standard doses used to treat psychosis inhibit dopaminergic neurotransmission, low doses preferentially block inhibitory presynaptic autoreceptors. This results in a facilitation of dopamine activity, and for this reason, low-dose amisulpride has also been used to treat dysthymia.[2]

Amisulpride, sultopride and sulpiride respectively present decreasing in vitro affinities for the D2 receptor (IC50 = 27, 120 and 181 nM) and the D3 receptor (IC50 = 3.6, 4.8 and 17.5 nM).[39]

Though it was long widely assumed that dopaminergic modulation is solely responsible for the respective antidepressant and antipsychoticproperties of amisulpride, it was subsequently found that the drug also acts as a potent antagonist of the serotonin 5-HT7 receptor (Ki = 11.5 nM).[36] Several of the other atypical antipsychotics such as risperidone and ziprasidone are potent antagonists at the 5-HT7 receptor as well, and selective antagonists of the receptor show antidepressant properties themselves. To characterize the role of the 5-HT7 receptor in the antidepressant effects of amisulpride, a study prepared 5-HT7 receptor knockout mice.[36] The study found that in two widely used rodent models of depression, the tail suspension test, and the forced swim test, those mice did not exhibit an antidepressant response upon treatment with amisulpride.[36] These results suggest that 5-HT7 receptor antagonism mediates the antidepressant effects of amisulpride.[36]

Amisulpride also appears to bind with high affinity to the serotonin 5-HT2B receptor (Ki = 13 nM), where it acts as an antagonist.[36] The clinical implications of this, if any, are unclear.[36] In any case, there is no evidence that this action mediates any of the therapeutic effects of amisulpride.[36]

Society and culture

Brand names

Brand names include: Amazeo, Amipride (AU), Amival, Solian (AUIERUUKZA), Soltus, Sulpitac (IN), Sulprix (AU), Midora (RO) and Socian (BR).[40][41]


Amisulpride was not approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States until February 2020, but it is used in Europe,[41]Israel, Mexico, India, New Zealand and Australia[2] to treat psychosis and schizophrenia.[42][43]

Amisulpride was approved for use in the United States in February 2020.[44][6]


Dopamine receptor antagonist. Prepn: M. Thominet et al., BE 872585; eidem, U.S. Patent 4,401,822 (1979, 1983 both to Soc. d’Etudes Sci. Ind. de l’Ile-de-France).


4-Amino-N-((1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl)methyl)-5-(ethylsulfonyl)-o-anisamide, could be produced through many synthetic methods.

Following is one of the synthesis routes:
Firstly, the acetylation of 5-aminosalicylic acid (I) with acetic anhydride in hot acetic acid affords 5-acetaminosalicylic acid (II), which is methylated with dimethyl sulfate and K2CO3 in refluxing acetone producing methyl 2-methoxy-5-acetaminobenzoate (III). Secondly, nitration of (III) with HNOin acetic acid affords methyl 2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-acetaminobenzoate (IV), which is deacetylated with H2SO4 in refluxing methanol to give methyl 2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-aminobenzoate (V). Next, the diazotation of (V) with NaNO2-HCl, followed by reaction with sodium ethylmercaptide, oxidation with H2O2 and hydrolysis with NaOH in ethanol yields 2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(ethylsulfonyl)benzoic acid (VI), which is condensed with N-ethyl-2-aminomethylpyrrolidine (VII) in the presence of ethyl chloroformate and triethylamine in dioxane affording 2-methoxy-4-nitro-N-[(1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl) methyl]-5-(ethylsulfonyl)benzamide (VIII). At last, this compound is reduced with H2 over Raney-Ni in ethanol.

Production Route of Amisulpride


BE 0872585; ES 476755; FR 2415099; GB 2083458; JP 54145658; US 4294828; US 4401822

Alkylation of 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-mercaptobenzoic acid (X) with diethyl sulfate acid Na2CO3 gives 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethylthiobenzoic acid (XI), which is oxidized with H2O2 in acetic acid yielding 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-(ethylsulfonyl)benzoic acid (XII). Finally, this compound is condensed with (VII) by means of ethyl chloroformate.


FR 2460930

Acetylation of 5-aminosalicylic acid (I) with acetic anhydride in hot acetic acid gives 5-acetaminosalicylic acid (II), which is methylated with dimethyl sulfate and K2CO3 in refluxing acetone yielding methyl 2-methoxy-5-acetaminobenzoate (III). Nitration of (III) with HNO3 in acetic acid affords methyl 2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-acetaminobenzoate (IV), which is deacetylated with H2SO4 in refluxing methanol to give methyl 2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-aminobenzoate (V). The diazotation of (V) with NaNO2-HCl, followed by reaction with sodium ethylmercaptide, oxidation with H2O2 and hydrolysis with NaOH in ethanol yields 2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(ethylsulfonyl)benzoic acid (VI), which is condensed with N-ethyl-2-aminomethylpyrrolidine (VII) by means of ethyl chloroformate and triethylamine in dioxane affording 2-methoxy-4-nitro-N-[(1-ethyl-2-pyrrolidinyl) methyl]-5-(ethylsulfonyl)benzamide (VIII). Finally, this compound is reduced with H2 over Raney-Ni in ethanol.


Treatment of thiourea (I) with iodomethane provided S-methylthiouronium iodide (II). This was further condensed with N-methylpiperazine (III) to afford the intermediate piperazine-1-carboxamidine (IV)


Regioselective lithiation of 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene (V) with n-BuLi at -60 C, followed by quenching of the resultant organolithium compound (VI) with N,N-dimethylformamide yielded 2,3,5-trichlorobenzaldehyde (VII) (1), which was then reduced with NaBH4 to provide alcohol (VIII). Bromination of (VIII) using PBr3 afforded compound (IX), whose bromide atom was displaced with KCN to give the trichlorophenylacetonitrile (X). Claisen condensation of (X) with ethyl formate in the presence of NaOEt furnished the oxo nitrile sodium enolate (XI), which was subsequently O-alkylated with iodomethane yielding the methoxy acrylonitrile (XII). Finally, cyclization of (XII) with the piperazine-1-carboxamidine (IV) in EtOH gave rise to the target pyrimidine derivative


Amisulpride is represented by the formula (I) as given below.

Figure US20130096319A1-20130418-C00001

The product patent U.S. Pat. No. 4,401,822 describes preparation of amisulpride as shown in scheme (I)

Figure US20130096319A1-20130418-C00002

The synthesis of amisulpride involves oxidation of 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-thio benzoic acid (III) using acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide at 40-45° C. for few hours to obtain 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-sulfonyl benzoic acid (IV). In our attempt to repeat this reaction, we found that almost 22 hours were required for completion and the purity of compound (IV) was 87.6%.

    • [0006]
      Thus, the product patent method suffers from the disadvantages such as high reaction time, low yield and low purity.
    • [0007]
      Liu Lie et al, Jingxi Huagong Zhongjianti 2008, 38 (3), 29-32 describes the process for the preparation of 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-sulfonyl benzoic acid (IV) as shown in scheme (II).
    • Figure US20130096319A1-20130418-C00003
    • [0008]
      4-amino salicylic acid (VI) is treated with dimethyl sulphate in the presence of potassium hydroxide and acetone to give 4-amino-2-methoxy-methyl benzoate in 4 hours, which is further treated with potassium thiocynate to give compound of formula (VIII). 4-Amino-2-,methoxy-5-thiocyanatobenzoate (VIII) is treated with bromoethane to give 4-amino-5-ethylthio-2-methoxy benzoic acid (IX) which is further converted to 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-sulfonyl benzoic acid (IV) via oxidation with hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid.
    • [0009]
      The yield of conversion of compound (VIII) to compound (IX) is 57% and the overall yield of compound (IV) from compound (VI) is 24% only. Thus, the above process suffers from the disadvantages such as low yield and in that it uses bromoethane which is skin and eye irritant and has carcinogenic effects.
    • [0010]
      Therefore, there is, an unfulfilled need to provide industrially feasible process for the preparation of 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-sulfonyl benzoic acid (IV) and amisulpride (I) with higher purity and yield, since it is one of the key intermediates in the manufacture of amisulpride.


The present invention is related to a novel process for the preparation of amisulpride (I) that involves: (i) methylation of 4-amino-salicylic-acid (VI) with dimethyl sulphate and base, optionally in presence of TBAB to obtain 4-amino-2-methoxy methyl benzoate (VII) and (ii) oxidation of 4-amino-2-methoxy-5-ethyl thio benzoic acid (IX) or 4-amino-2-methoxy-5-ethyl thio methyl benzoate (X) with oxidizing agent in the presence of sodium tungstate or ammonium molybdate to give 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-sulfonyl benzoic acid (IV) or 2-methoxy-4-amino-5-ethyl-sulfonyl methyl benzoate (XI) respectively.
    • Example 13

    • [0097]
      Preparation of crude amisulpride
    • [0098]
      To a stirring mixture of 4-amino-2-methoxy-5-ethyl sulphonyl benzoic acid (IV) and acetone (5.0 L) at 0-5° C., triethyl amine (0.405 Kg) was added and stirred followed by addition of ethyl chloroformate (0.368 Kg). N-ethyl-2-amino methyl pyrrolidine (0.627 Kg) was added to the reaction mass at 5-10° C. Temperature of reaction mass was raised to 25-30° C. and stirred for 120 min. To the same reaction mass triethyl amine (0.405 Kg) and ethyl chloroformate (0.368 Kg) was added with maintaining the temperature. Reaction mass was stirred for 120 min. After completion of reaction, water (4.0 L) was added. Reaction mass was filtered and washed with water (2.0 L). Filtrate was collected and water was added (9.0 L). pH of the reaction mass was adjusted to 10.8-11.2 by using 20% NaOH solution. Reaction mass was stirred for 240-300 min, filtered and washed with water. Solid was dried under vacuum
    • [0099]
      Yield : 70%
    • [0100]
      Purity: 98%

Example 14

  • [0101]
    Purification of amisulpride
  • [0102]
    Amisulpride (1 kg) was charged in acetone (6 liters) and the reaction mixture was heated till a clear solution was obtained. Slurry of activated carbon (0.1 kg in 1 liter) was added in acetone. The reaction mass was stirred at 50-55 ° C. for 60 minutes and filtered hot. The filtrate was concentrated and further heated to dissolve the solid. The reaction mass was cooled to 0-5° C., stirred and filtered. The precipitated solid was washed with acetone and dried.
  • [0103]
    Yield: 750 gm (75%)
  • [0104]
    HPLC purity: 99.8% (quantitative)
  • [0105]
    M.P.: 125° C.
  • [0106]
    DSC: shows endotherm at 133° C.
  • [0107]
    Particle size: d10=0.637, d50=6.0, d90=13.325 microns



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Trade names Solian, Barhemsys, others
Other names APD421
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ATC code
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Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability 48%[3][2]
Protein binding 16%[2]
Metabolism Hepatic (minimal; most excreted unchanged)[2]
Elimination half-life 12 hours[3]
Excretion Renal[3] (23–46%),[4][5]Faecal[2]
CAS Number
PubChem CID
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
ECHA InfoCard 100.068.916 Edit this at Wikidata
Chemical and physical data
Formula C17H27N3O4S
Molar mass 369.48 g/mol g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)

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