Santen and RVL Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an Osmotica Company, Enter into an Exclusive License Agreement in Japan, Asia, and EMEA for RVL-1201, a First-in-Class Treatment for Acquired Blepharoptosis
RVL-1201 is a novel, once-daily ophthalmic formulation of oxymetazoline, a direct-acting alpha adrenergic receptor agonist, which when administered to the eye, is believed to selectively target Müller’s muscle and elevate the upper eyelid. RVL-1201, was approved on
Acquired blepharoptosis, also known as ptosis or droopy eyelid, is a unilateral or bilateral drooping of the upper eyelid that usually occurs from a partial or complete dysfunction of the muscles that elevate the upper eyelid. It can lead to loss of visual field and cosmetic concerns for patients. While precise prevalence of the condition is unknown, tens of millions of adults are believed to suffer from ptosis globally¹⋅². The companies believe that there are no approved pharmacologic treatments for acquired ptosis anywhere outside
“We are delighted to have formed a partnership with Santen, a leading multi-national ophthalmology company, to develop and commercialize RVL-1201 across
Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Osmotica will receive up to
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As a specialized company dedicated to ophthalmology, Santen carries out research, development, marketing, and sales of pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter products, and medical devices. Santen is the market leader for prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in
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UPNEEQ™ (oxymetazoline hydrochloride ophthalmic solution), 0.1% was approved for treatment of acquired blepharoptosis in adults by the
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- Alpha-adrenergic agonists as a class may impact blood pressure. Advise UPNEEQ patients with cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension or hypotension to seek medical care if their condition worsens.
- Use UPNEEQ with caution in patients with cerebral or coronary insufficiency or Sjögren’s syndrome. Advise patients to seek medical care if signs and symptoms of potentiation of vascular insufficiency develop.
- UPNEEQ may increase the risk of angle closure glaucoma in patients with untreated narrow-angle glaucoma. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma develop.
- Patients should not to touch the tip of the single patient-use container to their eye or to any surface, in order to avoid eye injury or contamination of the solution.
Adverse reactions that occurred in 1-5% of subjects treated with UPNEEQ were punctate keratitis, conjunctival hyperemia, dry eye, blurred vision, instillation site pain, eye irritation and headache.
- Alpha-adrenergic agonists, as a class, may impact blood pressure. Caution in using drugs such as beta‑blockers, anti-hypertensives, and/or cardiac glycosides is advised. Caution should also be exercised in patients receiving alpha adrenergic receptor antagonists such as in the treatment of cardiovascular disease, or benign prostatic hypertrophy.
- Caution is advised in patients taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors which can affect the metabolism and uptake of circulating amines.
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