The European Commission Approves Zogenix’s FINTEPLA® (Fenfluramine) Oral Solution for the Treatment of Seizures in Dravet Syndrome
- Dravet syndrome is a rare, debilitating and difficult-to-treat lifelong epilepsy that begins in infancy
- EC approval is based on Phase 3 study data demonstrating that FINTEPLA safely and significantly reduced convulsive seizure frequency for Dravet syndrome patients whose seizures were not adequately controlled on existing medications, including stiripentol
- First EU market launch planned for
Germanyin Q1 2021
“We deeply appreciate the physicians and Dravet community whose support led to this important milestone,” said
The EC’s approval of FINTEPLA was based on positive safety and efficacy results from two randomized, international, multi-center, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trials (Study 1 and Study 2), as well as data from an interim analysis of a long-term, open-label extension study in 330 Dravet syndrome patients treated up to 3 years.
“After a healthy start in life, children with Dravet syndrome suffer from frequent and prolonged epileptic seizures, which determine the future of the child and mean that parents are on constant alert. Current treatments for Dravet syndrome are unsatisfactory, resulting in the disease affecting motor and mental development,” said Dr.
When added to other antiepileptic therapies, including stiripentol, FINTEPLA provided a highly statistically significant and clinically meaningful reduction in convulsive seizure frequency. The most commonly reported adverse events that occurred in patients treated with this included decreased appetite, diarrhea, pyrexia, fatigue, upper respiratory tract infection, lethargy, somnolence and bronchitis.
With this approval, and subject to price and reimbursement being implemented according to national regulations,
Controlled Access Program
FINTEPLA will be available in
Earlier this year, FINTEPLA was approved by the
About Dravet Syndrome
Dravet syndrome is a rare, devastating and life-long form of epilepsy that generally begins in infancy and is marked by frequent, treatment-resistant seizures, significant developmental, motor, and behavioral impairments, and an increased risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Affecting one in 15,700 live births in the
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