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Verkazia FDA Approval History

Last updated by Judith Stewart, BPharm on July 13, 2021.

FDA Approved: Yes (First approved June 23, 2021)
Brand name: Verkazia
Generic name: cyclosporine
Dosage form: Ophthalmic Emulsion
Company: Santen Inc.
Treatment for: Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

Verkazia (cyclosporine) is a calcineurin inhibitor immunosuppressant indicated for the treatment of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) in children and adults.

  • Verkazia works by inhibiting T-cell activation and reducing the level of immune cells and mediators that cause the chronic, severe, and potentially debilitating allergic inflammation of the ocular surface associated with vernal keratoconjunctivitis.
  • Verkazia is administered by instilling one drop in each affected eye four times daily.
  • Common adverse reactions include eye pain and eye pruritus.

Development timeline for Verkazia

Jun 24, 2021Approval FDA Approves Verkazia (cyclosporine ophthalmic emulsion) for the Treatment of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

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