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04-08-2021 | Systemic lupus erythematosus | News

FDA approves anifrolumab for moderate-to-severe SLE

Author: Claire Barnard


medwireNews: The US FDA has approved anifrolumab-fnia for the treatment of adult patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard therapy.

This approval is based on the results of the phase 3 TULIP-1 and TULIP-2 trials, and the phase 2 MUSE trial, which showed an overall reduction in disease activity across organ systems and reduction in corticosteroid use compared with placebo, despite the TULIP-1 trial not meeting its primary endpoint.

Click through to read about the TULIP-1 and TULIP-2 trial results

The type I interferon receptor antagonist is approved for intravenous use at a dose of 300 mg every 4 weeks. The FDA cautions that anifrolumab-fnia has not been evaluated in people with severe active lupus nephritis or severe active central nervous system lupus, and it is not recommended for use in these patient populations.

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