Posted from: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 04:40 PM - Present

Xtampza ER Approved

April 26, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Xtampza™ ER (oxycodone) extended-release capsules manufactured by Collegium Pharmaceuticals. Xtampza ER is a C-II opioid indicated for use as twice-daily treatment of chronic, severe pain that needs constant opioid therapy and that has not been controlled by other treatment. Xtampza ER will launch as 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30mg and 40mg capsules. The opioid uses a new method to significantly reduce both the potential for abuse and the risk of overdosing. This new method mixes wax and fatty acids to form microspheres, each that eachs contain active drug ingredients. The wax keeps the opioid from being dissolved and injected, and it also prevents rapid release of the oxycodone if the capsules are mashed. Additionally, capsules can be opened to sprinkle on soft foods and then given to patients who cannot swallow whole capsules.


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