Zogenix Product FINTEPLA® (Fenfluramine) Recognized for Setting a New Standard for Dravet Syndrome Treatment Outcomes
- In Epilepsy & Behavior editorial, authors write that FINTEPLA data demonstrate “unprecedented level of seizure control” for treated patients living with Dravet syndrome, a severe, debilitating childhood-onset epilepsy.
- Authors also recognize FINTEPLA for achieving clinically important results in caregiver-reported outcomes such as patient and family quality of life.
In the editorial, the authors,
“Our primary goal in treating Dravet syndrome patients is to safely reduce the number and severity of seizures that contribute to poor long-term neurodevelopmental outcome and higher risk of death,” said
FINTEPLA was approved in the
Across studies, FINTEPLA has been generally well-tolerated, with no observed cases of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) or valvular heart disease (VHD). The most common adverse events were reported as decreased appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, and pyrexia.
Please see important FINTEPLA prescribing and safety information at www.fintepla.com.
“From our years of partnership with the physician and caregiver communities, we have come to know the dramatic unmet needs that Dravet syndrome patients and their families face every day,” said
* The editorial will be published in 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 U.S. and approximately one in 20,000 to 40,000 live births in Europe, most patients follow a course of developmental delay with cognitive, motor and behavioral deficits that persist into adulthood. Dravet syndrome severely impacts quality of life for patients, families, and caregivers due to the high physical, emotional, caregiving, and financial burden associated with the disease.
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