Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its mark of approval for a new emergency allergy medicine, called Symjepi. This should start being available later this year and is being presented as a cheaper alternative than the existing products.
Symjepi, A Reportedly Easier to Use Epinephrine-Syringe
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is the producer of this new variant. On June 15, Adamis announced that the FDA gave its mark of approval for its newest product, the EPINEPHRINE INJECTION, USP, 1:1000 and also to its proposed trade name.
Just like the currently available variants, Symjepi comes as a syringe containing the hormone epinephrine. This is used in emergency cases to help stop allergic reactions and their potentially deadly effects.
Epinephrine (adrenaline) is the “drug of choice”, as Adamis points out, in cases of acute anaphylactic reactions. These can be triggered by insect bites or stings, a variety of allergens, and foods, or others as well.
Adamis is presenting its new version of the allergy medicine injector as being easier to use when compared to others, namely the EpiPen. The new product is also smaller than the currently available variants. This could make it, according to reports, easier to carry in a pocket or a purse.
However, just as with the EpiPen, Symjepi will be sold in pairs. Adamis declared that it has yet to set an exact price for its newest product. However, a company spokesperson stated that Adamis is looking to commercialize it as a low-cost alternative to the Mylan autoinjector. It will reportedly make it available for the less than the price of the generic EpiPen.
“With an anticipated lower cost, small size and user-friendly design, we believe Symjepi could be an attractive option […], “ stated Dennis Carlo, Adamis’ CEO.
He said that the new autoinjector could attract the attention and use of both the retail or patient sector as well as the professional or non-retail market.
Adamis is also looking to apply and receive approval for Symjepi’s junior version, which will contain a smaller amount of epinephrine.
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