Ibrexafungerp: First Approval
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Ibrexafungerp (BREXAFEMME®) is an orally active triterpenoid antifungal drug being developed by SCYNEXIS, Inc. for the treatment of fungal infections. The inhibition of β-1,3-D glucan synthetase by ibrexafungerp compromises the integrity of fungal cell walls. Ibrexafungerp has been recently approved for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC), and it is the first novel antifungal drug class to be approved in more than 20 years. Development for the treatment of recurrent VVC and invasive fungal infections is ongoing. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of ibrexafungerp leading to this first approval for the treatment of VVC in adult and postmenarchal paediatric females.
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