Epicyn gel wins derm indication

February 16, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Epicyn HydroGel (Oculus Innovative Sciences) for treatment of various dermatoses and burns, MedPage Today reports.

Washington - The Food and Drug Administration has approved Epicyn HydroGel (Oculus Innovative Sciences) for treatment of various dermatoses and burns, MedPage Today reports.

The agency approved the gel as a medical device. The gel is now indicated for treatment of burning, itching and pain associated with atopic and radiation dermatitis, as well as for pain resulting from first- and second-degree burns.

According to an Oculus statement, the gel also maintains “a moist wound and skin environment” to help treat dry and waxy skin.

Available only by prescription, Epicyn HydroGel is based on Oculus’ Microcyn oxychlorine compound and is a shelf-stable hypochlorous acid formulation.