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FDA Approves Adasuve (loxapine) Inhalation Powder for the Acute Treatment of Agitation Associated with Schizophrenia or Bipolar I Disorder in Adults

Posted 21 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Adasuve (loxapine) Inhalation Powder 10 mg for the acute treatment of agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar I disorder in adults.  Adasuve combines Alexza's proprietary Staccato® delivery system with the antipsychotic drug, loxapine.  The Staccato system is a hand-held inhaler that delivers a drug aerosol to the deep lung that results in rapid systemic delivery and absorption of a drug.  See below for Important Safety Information about Adasuve, including Boxed Warnings. "The approval of Adasuve is an important event in the treatment of agitation.  Adasuve is the first approved non-injectable therapy for the acute treatment of agitation in adults with schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder.  As noted in the consensus guidel ... Read more

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