The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lundbeck’s Carnexiv™ (carbamazepine) injection as a short-term replacement therapy for oral carbamazepine formulations in adults with certain seizure types when oral administration is temporarily not feasible. Carnexiv will be the first available intravenous (IV) formulation of the antiepileptic drug (AED) carbamazepine, and Lundbeck plans to make it commercially available in the US in early 2017. Carnexiv is a short-term (7 days) intravenous replacement therapy for oral carbamazepine formulations that provides continuity of care for adult patients who are unable to take carbamazepine by mouth and have seizure types: partial seizures with complex symptomatology; generalized tonic-clonic seizures; and mixed seizure patterns.
October 7, 2016
May 20, 2019
UCB announces NAYZILAM® (midazolam) nasal spray now approved by FDA to treat intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity in people living with epilepsy
The FDA has approved the first nasal spray rescue medication to treat seizure clusters in people over 12 years of age and older with epilepsy.