New Lumigan Eye Drop Formulation for Glaucoma From Allergan Approved by FDA
September 1, 2010
Allergan has announced that the FDA has approved has approved LUMIGAN(R) (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.01% as a first-line therapy for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. LUMIGAN(R) 0.01% is an optimized reformulation of LUMIGAN(R) (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03%.
The approval followed a study showing that in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension with an average baseline of 23.5 mm Hg, LUMIGAN(R) 0.01% lowered IOP up to 7 mm Hg from baseline, with only one-third the drug exposure of LUMIGAN(R) 0.03%.
Read the full release issued by Allergan.
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