Sarecycline approved for moderate-to-severe acne

November 13, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved sarecycline (Seysara, Almirall, S.A.) in October for the treatment of non-nodular moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older, according to a company news release.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved sarecycline (Seysara, Almirall, S.A.) in October for the treatment of non-nodular moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris in patients 9 years of age and older, according to a company news release.

Sarecycline is a first in class tetracycline-derived once-daily oral antibiotic. The approval was based on data from two 12-week multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled efficacy studies. Researchers enrolled 2,002 patients aged 9 years and older and the drug was found to significantly reduced inflammatory lesions as early as 3 weeks after treatment, the company says.

Sarecycline was part of Allergan’s Medical Dermatology portfolio. It was recently acquired by Almirall for the United States and is expected to be launched in January 2019.

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