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New Drug Approvals Archive - May 2006

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May 2006

Oracea (doxycycline) Capsules

Date of Approval: May 26, 2006
Company: CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Acne Rosacea

Oracea is a once-a-day capsule formulation of doxycycline, consisting a combination of immediate and delayed release beads. Oracea is indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients.

Seasonique (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Extended-Cycle Oral Contraceptive Tablets

Date of Approval: May 25, 2006
Company: Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Treatment for: Contraception

Seasonique (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is an extended-cycle oral contraceptive regimen designed to reduce the number of withdrawal bleeding periods from monthly to four per year. Seasonique is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of birth control.

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