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Off-label drug win for patients

Posted 18 May 2022 AM

A cheap and widely used oral corticosteroid drug, methylprednisolone, halves the risk of losing kidney function and kidney failure in patients with IgA nephropathy, a global study has found.

Four companies' market either injectable or topical methylprednisolone in Australia including Leo Pharma, MedTAS, Pfizer and Sun Pharma. There are no oral formulations registered locally.

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