Enstilar approved for treatment of plaque psoriasis

| Melissa Leavitt

Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved Enstilar as a new topical therapy for plaque psoriasis in adults.

Enstilar is an aerosol foam that’s a combination of two medications: calcipotriene, a vitamin D-based treatment, and betamethasone dipropionate, a corticosteroid.

A Phase III clinical trial found that more than half of the patients using the foam had clear or almost clear skin after one month of use and achieved at least 75 percent improvement in their psoriasis severity, according to a statement released by LEO Pharma, Inc., the makers of Enstilar.

According to LEO, it is meant to be used once a day for up to four weeks, and can be applied across large areas of psoriasis on the body. It is expected to be available in pharmacies in January 2016. An ointment with this combination of medications, Taclonex, also by LEO, is already on the market.

For more information, visit Enstilar.com.

 


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