FDA Approves Topical Treatment for Plaque Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis on the hand
Plaque psoriasis on the hand
The FDA has approved Impoyz Cream, a highly potent topical steroid, for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Impoyz (clobetasol propionate) Cream 0.025%, formerly DFD-06, for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in patients aged ≥18 years. 

Impoyz Cream is a high potency topical steroid. Corticosteroids play a role in cellular signaling, immune function, inflammation, and protein regulation. Its precise mechanism of action in corticosteroid responsive dermatoses is unknown, however. 

The FDA approval was supported by data from 2 double-blind, randomized, vehicle-controlled trials (N=532) in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (IGA 3 or 4 and BSA ≥3%). Patients were treated twice daily with Impoyz Cream or vehicle for 14 days and were assessed for treatment success at Day 15, defined as IGA score of 0 (clear) or 1 (almost clear) with at least a 2-grade reduction from baseline.

In Trial 1, 30.2% of Impoyz-treated patients achieved treatment success vs. 9.0% in the vehicle group. In Trial 2, 30.1% of Impoyz-treated patients achieved treatment success vs. 9.7% in the vehicle group. 

The most commonly reported adverse effect was discoloration of the treated site. 

Impoyz Cream will be available as a 0.025% cream in 60g and 112g tubes.

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Dr. Reddy’s announces approval of Impoyz (clobetasol propionate) Cream, 0.025% first-cycle NDA approval [press release]. Hyderabad, India: Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories; December 1, 2017. Accessed December 11, 2017.

This article originally appeared on MPR