ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SUPN), a specialty pharmaceutical company, received final approval from the Food & Drug Administration (the "FDA") for Trokendi XR, a novel once-daily extended release formulation of topiramate for the treatment of epilepsy. The company expects to launch the product and for it to be available in pharmacies over the next few weeks.
The approval letter states that the FDA has completed its review of the application and that Trokendi XR is approved effective August 16, 2013 for use as recommended in the agreed-upon labeling. The FDA granted a waiver for certain pediatric study requirements and a deferral for submission of post-marketing pediatric pharmacokinetic assessments that are due in 2019 followed by clinical assessments in 2025.
"We are very excited about the approval of Trokendi XR and its upcoming launch. This is excellent news for Supernus, its shareholders, and patients with epilepsy. We remain committed to the epilepsy community and very much look forward to now having two products, Trokendi XR and Oxtellar XR, available to patients," said Jack Khattar, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Supernus.About Trokendi XR™ Trokendi XR is a novel once- daily extended release formulation of topiramate. Trokendi XR is an antiepileptic drug (AED) indicated for initial monotherapy in patients 10 years of age and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures; adjunctive therapy in patients 6 years of age and older with partial onset or primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures, and adjunctive therapy in patients 6 years of age and older with seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. The product will be available in 25mg, 50mg, 100mg and 200mg extended-release capsules. 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 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.