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AMONDYS 45 is used to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who have a confirmed mutation in the dystrophin gene that can be treated by skipping exon 45.
This indication is approved under accelerated approval based on an increase in dystrophin production in skeletal muscle observed in patients treated with AMONDYS 45. Continued approval for this indication may be contingent upon verification of a clinical benefit in confirmatory trials.
Damage to the kidneys was seen in animals who received casimersen. Although damage to the kidneys was not seen in clinical studies with AMONDYS 45, potentially fatal kidney damage has occurred with other drugs that work in a similar way. Your doctor may recommend urine and blood testing before starting treatment followed by urine testing every month and a blood test every 3 months to monitor your kidneys.
Adverse reactions occurring in at least 20% of patients treated with AMONDYS 45 and at least 5% more frequently than in patients who received an inactive intravenous (IV) infusion were (AMONDYS 45, placebo): upper respiratory tract infection (65%, 55%), cough (33%, 26%), fever (33%, 23%), headache (32%, 19%), joint pain (21%, 10%), and pain in mouth and throat (21%, 7%).
Other adverse reactions that occurred in at least 10% of patients treated with AMONDYS 45 and at least 5% more frequently than patients who received an inactive intravenous (IV) infusion were: ear pain, nausea, ear infection, pain after injury, and dizziness and light-headedness.
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Please see the full Prescribing Information for AMONDYS 45 (casimersen).