Tuesday, December 14, 2021

FDA Approves Eprontia (topiramate) Oral Solution for Epilepsy and Preventive Treatment of Migraine

 In continuation of my update on topiramate...

Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Eprontia™ (topiramate) oral solution, 25 mg/mL.

“Our ability to address each patient’s needs, with a tailored approach and a proven therapy, is transformative for patients, caregivers, and the healthcare professionals (HCPs) who treat them,” said Amit Patel, Chairman and CEO of Azurity Pharmaceuticals. “Eprontia’s ready-to-use liquid formulation provides HCPs a therapy that addresses an unmet medical need.”

Globally, an estimated 65 million people have epilepsy, and 1 billion suffer from migraine. In the United States, 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point during their lifetime and approximately 39 million people suffer from migraines.1,2 For HCPs working with patients suffering from serious neurological conditions, such as seizures associated with epilepsy and migraine headaches, Eprontia™ provides a ready to use liquid medication for patients, such as those who have trouble swallowing pills. Caregivers also may benefit from the ease of giving the medication.

“I am pleased that there will now be an FDA-approved liquid formulation of topiramate for patients who may require or prefer a liquid formulation,” said Michael C. Smith, MD, Director, Rush Epilepsy Center, and Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center. “Clinical challenges have existed for years for clinicians looking for a high quality, predictable formulation option of topiramate to effectively meet the varied needs of patients and caregivers.”


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