Posted from: Tuesday, August 07, 2018 - 12:54 PM - Present

Qbrexza Approved to Treat Hyperhidrosis

June 28, 2018 – The U.S. FDA has approved Qbrexza™ (glycopyrronium) cloths, manufactured by Dermira, to treat patients who are least nine years old and have primary axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating).

An estimated 10 million people in the United States have primary axillary hyperhidrosis. In most cases, the condition is treated with an antiperspirant. The active ingredient in Qbrexza, glycopyrronium, works by reducing the body’s ability to sweat.

Patients prescribed Qbrexza should only use one cloth to wipe each underarm area a single time, once per day. The cloths are saturated with a 2.4% glycopyrronium solution. Patients must wash their hands immediately after handling the cloths, and avoid touching their eyes. Qbrexza should not be used on broken or irritated skin.

Dermira plans to launch the product in October 2018. Pricing plans have not yet been announced.

 

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Last Updated Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:05 PM.