Showing posts with label budesonide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label budesonide. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FDA Approves Uceris (budesonide) Rectal Foam for Ulcerative Colitis

In continuation of my update on budesonide

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for Uceris (budesonide) rectal foam for the induction of remission in patients with active mild-to-moderate distal ulcerative colitis (UC) extending up to 40cm from the anal verge. The foam is a rectally administered corticosteroid that overcomes treatment limitations associated with currently approved therapies which are often ineffective due to insufficient distribution of active drug to the distal colon. On September 15, 2014 the FDA tentatively approved Uceris rectal foam pending expiration of the 45-day waiting period described in section 505( c )(3)( C ) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The waiting period has expired and the FDA has granted Uceris rectal foam final approval as of October 7, 2014.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Santarus Receives FDA Approval of Uceris (budesonide) for the Induction of Remission in Patients with Active, Mild to Moderate Ulcerative Colitis

In continuation of my update on Budesonide

We know that, Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid for the treatment of asthma and non-infectious rhinitis (including hay fever and other allergies), and for treatment and prevention of nasal polyposis. In addition, it is used for Crohn's disease (inflammatory bowel disease).

It is marketed by AstraZeneca as a nasal inhalant under the brand name Rhinocort (in Denmark, as Rhinosol), as an oral inhalant under the brand name Pulmicort (in Israel, Budicort), and as either an enema or a modified-release oral capsule under the brand name Entocort. It is also sold in combination with formoterol (Oxis) in a single inhaler, under the brand name Symbicort. In Brazil it is marketed by Eurofarma under the brand name NoexEntocort EC is an oral capsule marketed in the United States by Prometheus Laboratories.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Santarus, Inc. recently  announced that analysis of top-line safety data from a double blind, multicenter 12-month extended use study in patients treated daily with either the investigational drug budesonide (see structure) MMX® 6 mg or placebo will be provided as support for the company's planned submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for budesonide MMX 9 mg to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the induction of remission of mild or moderate active ulcerative colitis. Santarus had previously announced results from two Phase III clinical studies that evaluated the safety and efficacy of budesonide MMX 9 mg over an eight week course of treatment for induction of remission of mild or moderate active ulcerative colitis.

Highlights (of the study of 123 patients) are: 
  • The frequency of treatment related adverse events for budesonide MMX 6 mg (21.0%) was similar to placebo (21.3%).
  • Mean morning plasma Cortisol levels remained within normal limits at all visits for both budesonide MMX 6 mg and placebo.
  • There were no clinically meaningful differences in the numbers of patients with abnormal bone mineral density scans at baseline and end-of-study between budesonide MMX 6 mg and placebo. 
"Now that we have the top-line safety data from the extended use study, we are moving forward as planned to submit the NDA in December 2011 for budesonide MMX 9 mg for the induction of remission of mild to moderate active ulcerative colitis," said Gerald T. Proehl, CEO/President of the company...