Sofpironium Bromide: First Approval
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Sofpironium bromide (ECCLOCK®) gel is a topical anticholinergic agent developed by Bodor Laboratories and licenced to Brickell Biotech for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. The drug is designed to reduce sweating by inhibiting M3 muscarinic receptors in eccrine glands at the application site. In September 2020, sofpironium bromide gel 5% received its first approval in Japan for the treatment of primary axillary hyperhidrosis (PAH). Clinical studies are currently ongoing in the USA to assess the safety and efficacy of sofpironium bromide gel 15% in PAH. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of sofpironium bromide gel leading to this first approval for the treatment of PAH.
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