Opsumit approved by SwissMedic for pulmonary arterial hypertension - Medical News

Not so revolutionary hypertension treatment - Medical News
Monday 17 February 2014 - 2am PSTMon 17 Feb 2014 - 2am PST

Actelion Ltd has actually revealed that SwissMedic has actually accepted ® & reg;(macitentan )for PAH patients within Switzerland.

Opsumit is indicated for the long-lasting therapy of pulmonary arterial (PAH) in patients of WHO Functional Class II to III to reduce morbidity and the risk of mortality.

Opsumit is reliable when used as monotherapy or in mix with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors or inhaled / oral prostanoids.

Jean-Paul Clozel, Chief Executive Policeman of Actelion commented; "The SwissMedic approval, as one of the reference wellness authorities, is an additional positive action for Actelion and Opsumit in the worldwide approval process. We are extremely pleased that the convincing data from the SERAPHIN research study and the translation into a tag today, means that patients with PAH below in Switzerland can be treated with Opsumit. We will accept the Swiss authorities to make certain accessibility for patients eventually."

The SwissMedic approval was based upon data from the landmark Stage III SERAPHIN research study. In the SERAPHIN research study, therapy with macitentan 10 milligrams resulted in a 45 % risk decrease (hazard proportion 0.55; 97.5 % CI: 0.39 to 0.76; logrank p (0.0001) of the composite morbidity-mortality endpoint when compared to inactive medicine.

The most commonly reported adverse drug responses are nasopharyngitis (14 %), (14 %) and anemia (13 %). Most of adverse responses are light to moderate in strength.

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