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Ozanimod in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis: a profile of its use

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posted on 14.02.2021, 19:47 by Matt Shirley

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Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.


Authorship and conflicts of interest M. Shirley is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.


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Abstract

Ozanimod (Zeposia®), a sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulator with high selectivity for S1P receptor subtypes 1 and 5 (S1P1 and S1P5), represents another oral disease-modifying therapy option for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults. In two randomised, double-blind, phase 3 clinical trials, once-daily oral ozanimod 0.92 mg significantly reduced annualised relapse rates and MRI lesion accumulation compared with once-weekly intramuscular interferon β-1a 30 µg. Furthermore, an ongoing open-label extension study provides evidence that the therapeutic effects of ozanimod are sustained in the longer term. Ozanimod is generally well tolerated. The once-daily oral administration provides a convenient dosing regimen, and the high selectivity for S1P1 and S1P5 receptors has the potential to improve safety by reducing potential off-target effects.


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