Epocrates Drug Updates - Editor's Pick
March 2, 2016
Otiprio Approved for Bilateral Otitis Media
The FDA recently approved Otiprio (ciprofloxacin otic) for the treatment of bilateral otitis media in pediatric patients 6 months and older undergoing tympanostomy tube placement. Otiprio has a different route from that of existing ciprofloxacin otic products; it is given intratympanically in the ear(s) as a one-time dose following suctioning of the middle ear effusion. Otiprio consists of a thermosensitive gel that is a liquid at or below room temperature and gels when warmed.
January 19, 2016
Genvoya Approved for HIV-1 Infection
Genvoya (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide) is a new fixed-dose, once-daily complete regimen for HIV-1 infection treatment in pts 12 yrs and older. Its boxed warning states that it can cause lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly. Genvoya contains tenofovir alafenamide, a new prodrug that appears to be associated w/ less kidney toxicity and loss in bone density than the previously approved tenofovir disoproxil, and has a different drug interaction profile.
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