Findings may help with decision-making in this high-risk patient population.
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Certain blister packages of Sandimmune (cyclosporine capsules) and Neoral (cyclosporine capsules) may not meet child-resistant packaging requirements, according to manufacturer Novartis. The Company announced that it is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to address the packaging issue. In a press statement, Novartis stressed that there are no quality or efficacy issues with the…
Results showed that the 4mg dose of baricitinib plus TCS met the primary end point, with 31.5% of patients achieving EASI75 compared with 17.2% of patients in the placebo plus TCS group (P ≤.05).
Treatment with masitinib, a selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor, significantly reduces the rate of severe asthma exacerbations in patients with severe asthma uncontrolled by oral corticosteroids, according to data from a phase 3 study.
The study authors aimed to assess AE risk and complications of OCS use in patients with asthma since most studies only report them in non-asthmatic patients.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to the investigational oral dual inhibitor, ASN002 (Asana BioSciences), for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis.
Compared to the control group, patients who took four or more oral corticosteroid prescriptions had 1.29 times the odds of experiencing a new adverse effect within the year.
The designation was based on data from the Phase 2b PATHWAY trial that evaluated 3 doses of tezepelumab as add-on therapy in patients with a history of asthma exacerbations and uncontrolled asthma receiving inhaled corticosteroids/long-acting β-agonist with or without oral corticosteroids and additional asthma controllers vs placebo.
“Immunomodulatory therapy should be considered early, because NSAIDs or a short course of oral corticosteroids may be sufficient for symptom remission in recent-onset cases, whereas those with long-standing symptoms often require more intensive and prolonged immunotherapeutic interventions,” the authors write.
The FDA’s Fast Track process allows for expedited review of drugs that are expected to fill an unmet need.