Title

Tazarotene 0.045% Lotion for Females With Acne: Analysis of Two Adult Age Groups

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2022

Publication Title

Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Tapinarof cream 1% once daily, an aryl hydrocarbon receptor-modulating agent, was significantly more efficacious than vehicle and well tolerated in two 12-week phase 3 trials in adults with mild to severe plaque psoriasis.

OBJECTIVE: To assess long-term safety, efficacy, remittive effect, durability of response, and tolerability of tapinarof.

METHODS: Patients completing the 12-week trials were eligible for 40-weeks' open-label treatment and 4-weeks' follow-up. Treatment was based on Physician Global Assessment (PGA) score. Patients entering with PGA≥1 received tapinarof until PGA=0. Patients with PGA=0 discontinued tapinarof and were monitored for remittive effect. Patients with PGA≥2 were re-treated until PGA=0.

RESULTS: 91.6% (n=763) of eligible patients enrolled. 40.9% of patients achieved complete disease clearance (PGA=0) and 58.2% entering with PGA≥2 achieved PGA=0 or 1. Mean duration of remittive effect off-therapy for patients achieving PGA=0 was 130.1 days. No new safety signals were observed. Most frequent adverse events were folliculitis (22.7%), contact dermatitis (5.5%) and upper respiratory tract infection (4.7%).

LIMITATIONS: Open-label; no control; may not be generalizable to all forms of psoriasis; remittive effect/response rate potentially underestimated.

CONCLUSIONS: Efficacy improved beyond the 12-week trials, with a 40.9% complete disease clearance rate, ∼4-month off-therapy remittive effect, durability on therapy, and consistent safety.

Comments

https://doi.org/10.36849/JDD.6876

Medical Subject Headings

Acne Vulgaris; Administration, Cutaneous; Adolescent; Adult; Child; Dermatologic Agents; Double-Blind Method; Emollients; Emulsions; Excipients; Female; Humans; Nicotinic Acids; Quality of Life; Severity of Illness Index; Skin Cream; Treatment Outcome

PubMed ID

35674760

Volume

21

Issue

6

First Page

587

Last Page

595

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