Santarus announced that the FDA has approved Uceris (budesonide) extended-release tablets for the induction of remission in patients with active, mild to moderate ulcerative colitis.
Uceris contains budesonide in a novel oral tablet formulation that utilizes proprietary MMX multi-matrix system technology, which is designed to result in the controlled release and distribution of budesonide throughout the length of the colon. Budesonide is a corticosteroid known to have localized anti-inflammatory effect.
Uceris will be available in 9mg extended-release tablets in 30-count bottles. Uceris is expected be available in March 2013.
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