Deerfield, Ill., January 27, 2016 – Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., (Takeda) (TSE: 4502) today announced that the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dexilant SoluTab delayed-release orally disintegrating tablets, a new formulation of dexlansoprazole that can be taken by allowing the tablet to melt in the patient’s mouth. Dexilant SoluTab is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) indicated for the treatment of heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the maintenance of healed erosive esophagitis (EE) and relief of heartburn in adults 18 years and older. Dexilant SoluTab is a PPI with dual delayed release (DDR) technology that is designed to provide two separate releases of medication.
“Our more than 20 years of leadership in gastroenterology has allowed us to provide another option that offers relief from heartburn associated with GERD in an orally disintegrating tablet,” explained Thomas Gibbs, Senior Vice President, General Medicines, Takeda. “This new formulation expands the Dexilant Family and offers appropriate patients with GERD, who may struggle with swallowing capsules, a melt in your mouth alternative.”
In addition to Dexilant SoluTab, Dexilant is also available as a capsule. The capsule is indicated for heartburn associated with symptomatic non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease, the healing of erosive esophagitis (EE) and the maintenance of healed EE in adults. Since being approved by the FDA, Dexilant capsules have been available for nearly 7 years with over 25 million prescriptions filled.
GERD is a chronic condition commonly known as acid reflux disease. GERD can occur when the valve at the lower end of the esophagus, called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), does not work properly. This valve opens to allow food and liquids to enter the stomach and closes to keep acid and food in the stomach. When the LES does not close as tightly as it should, or relaxes too often, it can cause stomach contents to get into the esophagus.
GERD affects about 20 percent of the U.S. population and is often characterized by frequent and persistent heartburn two or more days a week despite treatment and diet changes. Adults who have trouble swallowing pills may consider discussing an alternate formulation option, such as an orally disintegrating tablet, with their doctor.
DEXILANT (dexlansoprazole) 30 mg and 60 mg delayed-release capsules are indicated for:
DEXILANT SoluTab (dexlansoprazole) 30 mg delayed-release orally disintegrating tablets are indicated for:
Two 30 mg Dexilant SoluTab are not interchangeable with one 60 mg Dexilant Capsule. Dexilant SoluTab should be taken at least 30 minutes before a meal. Do not break or cut. Dexilant SoluTab should be placed on the tongue, and allowed to disintegrate (melt). The microgranules should be swallowed without water and should not be chewed. Dexilant SoluTab may also be swallowed whole with water. Avoid use of alcohol when taking Dexilant SoluTab. See full prescribing information for additional administration options.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information, including Medication Guide for DEXILANT.
About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited
Located in Osaka, Japan, Takeda (TSE: 4502) is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
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About Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Takeda is a research-based global company with its main focus on pharmaceuticals. As the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry, Takeda is committed to strive towards better health for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.
The company has a commercial presence covering around 70 countries, with particular strength in Asia, North America, Europe and fast-growing emerging markets including Latin America, Russia-CIS and China. Areas of R&D focus include central nervous system, cardiovascular and metabolic, gastroenterology, oncology, and vaccines.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. is located in Deerfield, Ill., and is the U.S. marketing and sales organization of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
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