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FDA approves Uptravi IV for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Published:2nd Aug 2021
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced that the FDA has approved Uptravi (selexipag) injection for intravenous (IV) use for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH, WHO Group I) in adult patients with WHO functional class (FC) II–III, who are temporarily unable to take oral therapy.

Uptravi IV is a therapeutic option that will allow patients to avoid short-term treatment interruptions and stay on Uptravi therapy, as uninterrupted treatment is considered key for individuals with PAH. Uptravi tablets were first approved by the FDA in 2015 to delay disease progression and reduce the risk of hospitalization for PAH.

Condition: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Type: drug

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