FDA Approves Orilissa for Endometriosis Pain

Posted on August 14, 2018

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Source: MDedge

The Food and Drug Administration has approved elagolix (Orilissa) for oral treatment of moderate to severe pain associated with endometriosis, announced AbbVie and Neurocrine Biosciences; this approval makes it the first such treatment in more than a decade.

Elagolix is a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist and the first and only one developed specifically for managing this kind of pain.

The approval is based on two 6-month, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trials that compared a total of 952 adult women treated with either elagolix with 734 treated with placebo. All of the women experienced moderate to severe endometriosis pain; their ages ranged from 18 to 49 years.

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