New Clobazam Dosage Form Approved

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As reported in Drugs.com, on November 2, 2018, the US Food and Drug Administartion approved a new formulation of clobazam for use in patients with the seizure disorder, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS).   The new product from Aquestive Therapeutics, Inc., which will be marketed under the brand name Sympazan, is in an oral film formulation for patients 2 years of age or older.  Patients with LGS, a severe form of epilepsy, often struggle with swallowing oral dosage forms, including previously available clobazam products such as Onfi.   Sympazan oral film will be berry flavored and offered in 5 mg, 10 mg, and 20 mg dosage units.


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