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Simpler Treatment for Psoriasis

Tuesday, 11 April 2006 12:00 AM

A new simpler treatment for psoriasis has been approved by the FDA.

Called Taclonex, the drug is a combination of a steroid and synthetic vitamin D.

But real advantage of the drug, and why it may prove particularly interesting to the country's 5 million psoriasis sufferers, is that it only has to be applied once a day.

"The availability of Taclonex is significant because it makes the treatment of psoriasis easy for patients," said Dr. Mark Lebwohl, a dermatologist at New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, who has tested with the Taclonex.

"It only needs to be applied once a day and is rapidly effective. In clinical studies, most patients saw improvement within the first week of use," he said.

"Additionally, the two-compound ointment is more effective than either of its components alone, and also appears to be more tolerable than the components alone based on a lower percentage of total adverse events reported in clinical studies."

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