VYNE Therapeutics Announces ZILXI™ (minocycline) topical foam, 1.5% Available in Pharmacies Nationwide on October 1st

VYNE Therapeutics today announced that its novel ZILXI™ (minocycline) topical foam, 1.5% will be available on October 1, 2020 by prescription for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of rosacea in adults. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2020, ZILXI is the first minocycline product of any form to be approved by the FDA for use in rosacea, a diverse skin condition that most commonly presents with symptoms such as deep facial redness, spider veins (telangiectasia) and acne-like inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules). This new once-daily therapy will be available in retail, community and specialty pharmacies nationwide.

David Domzalski, Chief Executive Officer of VYNE Said: Patients and physicians have been seeking new treatment options for rosacea, a condition that can be difficult to treat, leaving many patients dissatisfied and, in some cases, switching treatments multiple times or discontinuing altogether, By combining a unique topical delivery system for minocycline with strong efficacy and tolerability, ZILXI is positioned to address a very challenging skin condition in a way that could change treatment considerations for rosacea.

The Company also announced that the annual list price of ZILXI will be $485 per 30-gram canister, in parity with the wholesale price of AMZEEQ® (minocycline) topical foam, 4%, the Company's topical minocycline indicated for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of non-nodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and pediatric patients 9 years of age and older. The Company is working to align contracts with commercial insurers, expanding efforts previously undertaken for AMZEEQ, to offer the broadest possible access to ZILXI for patients and healthcare professionals.

Pilot efforts to build brand and market over time VYNE has also developed a multi-channel tactical marketing plan to reach customers, including deployment of the existing sales force to targeted rosacea-treating providers.

Minocycline is one of several broad-spectrum antibiotics known as tetracyclines with anti-inflammatory properties; their use in some patients is limited due to systemic side effects when taken orally. In ZILXI, VYNE has once more leveraged its proprietary Molecule Stabilizing Technology (MST™) platform to effectively deliver minocycline in a foam-based vehicle that contains naturally moisturizing ingredients, such as coconut and soybean oil, and is free of surfactants and drying agents.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ Important Safety Information

Indications

ZILXI™ (minocycline) topical foam, 1.5% is for the treatment of adults with pimples and bumps caused by a condition called rosacea.  It is not known if ZILXI is safe and effective in children.

AMZEEQ® (minocycline) topical foam, 4% is for the treatment of pimples and red bumps (non-nodular inflammatory lesions) that happen with moderate to severe acne in patients 9 years age and older.  It is not known if AMZEEQ is safe and effective in children under 9 years of age or older.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ are both topical forms of the antibiotic minocycline and are available by prescription only. ZILXI and AMZEEQ are for use on skin only (topical use). ZILXI and AMZEEQ are not for use in the mouth, eyes or vagina.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ should not be used for the treatment of infections.

Important Safety Information

  • ZILXI or AMZEEQ should not be used in people who are allergic to ZILXI, AMZEEQ, or any tetracycline medicine. Use of ZILXI or AMZEEQ should be stopped right away if a rash or other allergic symptom occurs.
  • ZILXI or AMZEEQ should not be used in women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are nursing. If a woman becomes pregnant while using ZILXI or AMZEEQ, she should talk to her doctor. Tetracycline medicine when taken by mouth during pregnancy, infancy and/or childhood up to the age of 8 years may permanently discolor teeth (yellow-gray-brown) and may slow the growth of bones.
  • ZILXI and AMZEEQ are flammable and fire, flame, and smoking must be avoided when applying and right after applying ZILXI or AMZEEQ.
  • People should protect their skin from the sun while using ZILXI or AMZEEQ and avoid sunlight or artificial sunlight such as sunlamps or tanning beds. Use of ZILXI or AMZEEQ should be stopped if skin is sunburned.
  • When taken by mouth, minocycline may cause feelings of lightheadedness, dizziness or spinning. People should not drive or operate dangerous machinery if they have these symptoms.

ZILXI and AMZEEQ are both topical foams that contain minocycline, a tetracycline medicine. They are not taken by mouth.  However, tetracyclines, when taken by mouth (capsules or tablets), may cause serious side effects, including: diarrhea, including  watery or bloody stools;  loss of appetite; tiredness; yellowing of the skin or eyes; bleeding more easily than normal; confusion; sleepiness;  vision changes, including blurred vision, double vision, or permanent vision loss; unusual headaches; fever; rash; joint pain; body weakness; discoloration or darkening of the skin, scars, teeth, or gums. People should call their doctor right away if these side effects occur.

The most common side effect of ZILXI is diarrhea. The most common side effect of AMZEEQ is headache.

These are not all of the possible side effects for ZILXI or AMZEEQ. People should contact their doctor for medical advice about side effects and be sure to tell their doctor about all of their medical conditions and medicines they take before using ZILXI or AMZEEQ.

About Rosacea

Rosacea is a diverse skin condition that most commonly presents with symptoms such as deep facial redness, spider veins (telangiectasia) and acne-like inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules). It can create psychosocial burdens, such as embarrassment, anxiety and low self-esteem that can adversely affect quality of life.1 Rosacea is most frequently seen in adults between 30 and 50 years of age. It affects more than 16 million people in the United States; up to 28% of these sufferers have rosacea with inflammatory lesions.

SOURCE VYNE Therapeutics Inc.

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