Azurity Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company that makes safe, high-quality treatments for patients requiring customized formulations for their care, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Katerzia (#amlodipine) Oral Suspension, 1 mg/mL, the first and only FDA-approved amlodipine oral suspension. Katerzia is indicated for the treatment of #hypertension (high blood pressure) in adults and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older and coronary artery disease in adults.
“We are pleased to announce the #FDA approval of Katerzia”, said Neal Muni, MD, MSPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Azurity Pharmaceuticals. “The addition of Katerzia complements our existing pediatric hypertension portfolio and will strengthen the overall offering from Azurity. It is also our first product approval since CutisPharma and Silvergate Pharmaceuticals came together to make Azurity Pharmaceuticals, making this a truly exciting time.”
Katerzia offers a ready-to-use (simply shake) oral suspension for children 6 years of age and older that require or prefer an oral liquid option of amlodipine. Appropriate dosing for children is now simple, safe, and effective, while providing the assurance of quality as an FDA-approved product.