FDA approves dupilumab for atopic dermatitis treatment in pediatrics

May 26, 2020

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in children aged 6 to 11 years.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved dupilumab (Dupixent, Sanofi and Regeneron) for the treatment of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis in children aged 6 to 11 years. According to Sanofi, dupilumab is the only biologic approved for this patient population following the approval.

The approval was based on the results of a phase 3 clinical study. The results of the study showed that children who were treated with dupilumab and topical corticosteroids had significant improvement in overall disease severity, skin clearance, and itch.

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