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Heart Drug Clears Up 'Strawberry' Birthmarks

Posted 18 Feb 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 – The heart drug propranolol (Inderal) appears to be effective in treating "strawberry" birthmarks known as infantile hemangiomas, a new study finds. About 3 to 10 percent of infants develop an infantile hemangioma, the researchers say. These red, rubbery-looking growths are caused by the abnormal buildup of blood vessels. Although harmless, they can cause physical and ...

Pierre Fabre Obtains FDA Approval to Market Hemangeol for the Treatment of Infantile Hemangioma

Posted 18 Mar 2014 by

Castres (Tarn) – France, Parsippany (NJ) – USA, March 17th, 2014 – Pierre Fabre Dermatologie has obtained marketing authorization from the FDA for the pediatric drug Hemangeol (propranolol hydrochloride), which is the first and only approved treatment for “proliferating infantile hemangioma requiring systemic therapy”. Hemangeol is an oral solution specially developed for safe and effective use i ...

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