- Issuance of U.S. Patent No. 10,335,391 Further Strengthens Aclaris’ RHOFADE Patent Portfolio
The patent contains 37 claims directed to methods of treating facial erythema associated with rosacea. The claimed methods include topically administering once daily on the face of the patient a composition comprising 1.0% w/w oxymetazoline hydrochloride as the sole active ingredient.
The RHOFADE patent estate includes five other Orange Book listed U.S. patents expiring between
“Aclaris continues to expand its intellectual property estate and we are pleased to add a 6th Orange Book listable patent to the intellectual property portfolio covering RHOFADE. This U.S. patent, together with the recently granted European patent, augment our strong worldwide intellectual property portfolio covering RHOFADE,” said Dr.
RHOFADE cream 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION AND WARNINGS
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Potential Impacts on Cardiovascular Disease
Alpha-adrenergic agonists may impact blood pressure. RHOFADE cream should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and uncontrolled hypertension or hypotension. Advise patients with cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension to seek immediate medical care if their condition worsens.
Potentiation of Vascular Insufficiency
RHOFADE cream should be used with caution in patients with cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud’s phenomenon, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren’s syndrome. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of potentiation of vascular insufficiency develop.
Risk of Angle Closure Glaucoma
RHOFADE cream may increase the risk of angle closure glaucoma in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma develop.
There are no contraindications for RHOFADE cream.
The most common adverse reactions ≥1% for RHOFADE cream were: application-site dermatitis 2%, worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea 1%, application-site pruritus 1%, application-site erythema 1%, and application-site pain 1%.
For topical use only. Not for oral, ophthalmic, or intravaginal use.
Please see RHOFADE cream full Prescribing Information at www.aclaristx.com/uploads/ACRS-Rhofade-PI.pdf.
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Source: Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc.