ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SUPN), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that Oxtellar XR tablets are now available for sale in the US. Oxtellar XR is a novel once-daily extended release antiepileptic drug indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults and in children 6 to 17 years of age. The product has been shipped to major wholesalers in the market, and the Company's sales force of approximately 75 sales representatives will start promoting the product on February 4.
"The commercial launch of Oxtellar XR marks the achievement of our vision of becoming a commercial organization marketing its own products in the CNS specialty pharma sector. It also confirms the long standing heritage we have in strong execution against our corporate goals said Jack Khattar, President & CEO, of Supernus. I would like to thank all Supernus employees for their hard work and dedication that allowed us to deliver on our commitment to providing innovative therapeutic options to patients who suffer from epilepsy," added Jack Khattar.
About Oxtellar XROxtellar XR is a novel once-daily extended release formulation of oxcarbazepine. It is an antiepileptic drug (AED) indicated for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults and in children 6 to 17 years of age. The recommended daily dose for adults is 1200 mg to 2400 mg once per day, and for children 6 to 17 years of age is 900 mg to 1800 mg depending on weight. The product is available in 150 mg, 300 mg and 600 mg extended-release tablets. For full prescribing and safety information, click here . About Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products for the treatment of central nervous system, or CNS, diseases. The Company has one marketed product for epilepsy, Oxtellar XR (extended-release oxcarbazepine), and one tentatively approved product for epilepsy, Trokendi XR™ (extended-release topiramate). The Company is also developing several product candidates in psychiatry to address large market opportunities in ADHD, including ADHD patients with impulsive aggression. These product candidates include SPN-810 for impulsive aggression in ADHD and SPN-812 for ADHD.