Clascoterone 1% cream in acne vulgaris: a profile of its use
online resourceposted on 2021-03-31, 22:48 authored by Esther Kim, Susan J. Keam
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AbstractClascoterone 1% cream (Winlevi®) is an androgen receptor inhibitor approved for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris in patients aged ≥12 years in the USA. It is believed to compete with androgens (specifically Dihydrotestosterone) in binding to androgen receptors, thereby inhibiting downstream signaling of acnegenic pathways. In clinical trials, application of clascoterone 1% cream twice daily for 12 weeks was effective and generally well tolerated in acne vulgaris patients, with a tolerability profile similar to that of the vehicle.
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