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31) Ulcerative proctitis likely does not place patients at greater risk for colorectal cancer.
The Kit contains ROWASA(R) (mesalamine) Rectal Suspension Enema 4g/60mL, a treatment for flare symptoms associated with active mild to moderate left-sided UC, proctosigmoiditis, or ulcerative proctitis, and a personal cleansing wipe for added convenience for those inevitable restroom stops.
Ulcerative proctitis affects only the rectum, and suppositories allow direct application of medication to the affected area.
Axcan recently completed a Phase III study in North America demonstrating the efficacy and safety of the CANASA 1-gram mesalamine suppository administered once per day for the treatment of ulcerative proctitis.
Ulcerative proctitis is a subgroup of ulcerative colitis, one of the most common inflammatory bowel diseases.
This new formulation will complement the CANASA 500 mg suppositories we have successfully launched for active ulcerative proctitis and have been selling in the United States for three years.
Food and Drug Administration at the time CANASA was approved in the United States, Axcan is conducting a Phase IV study on the use of CANASA suppositories for the treatment of active ulcerative proctitis in children.
It will nicely complement the CANASA 500 mg suppositories we have successfully launched for active ulcerative proctitis and have been selling in the United States for two years, as well as allow Axcan to expand its franchise and expertise in the field of inflammatory bowel diseases.