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FDA approval of second indication for Brexafemme for reduction in incidence of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis

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Published:2nd Dec 2022

Scynexis, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved a second indication for Bexafemme (ibrexafungerp tablets) for the reduction in the incidence of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC)

The approval is based on positive results from the pivotal Phase III CANDLE study that evaluated the safety and efficacy of monthly dosing of ibrexafungerp to reduce the incidence of RVVC. Results showed that 65.4% of patients receiving ibrexafungerp achieved clinical success by having no recurrence at all, either culture-proven, presumed, or suspected, through Week 24 compared to 53.1% of placebo-treated patients (p=0.02). The advantage of ibrexafungerp over placebo was sustained over the three-month follow-up period and remained statistically significant (p=0.034).

In the study, ibrexafungerp was generally safe and well-tolerated. The most commonly reported adverse events were headaches or were gastrointestinal in nature (i.e., diarrhea, nausea), and were mostly mild and generally consistent with the previous Brexafemme label.

Condition: Infections: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
Type: drug

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