Alcon announces FDA approval of Simbrinza(TM) Suspension

21 04 2013

New Drug Approvals

20/04/2013

Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, announces US FDA approval for Simbrinza(TM) Suspension, indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Elevated IOP is the only modifiable risk factor for glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that lead to progressive damage of the optic nerve[5] and can result in gradual, irreversible loss of vision, and eventually blindness, if left untreated. Glaucoma affects more than 2.2 million Americans and is the second-leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide, according to Novartis AG.
Simbrinza is a fixed-dose combination medication that offers a wide range of treatment possibilities due to its strong efficacy and ability to decrease elevated IOP by 21- 35%. In addition, it is the only available, fixed-dose combination therapy for glaucoma in the US without a beta blocker.

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