New Drug LUPKYNIS Shows Long-Term Benefits for People with Lupus Nephritis
Today, clinical trial results were announced on the long-term effectiveness and safety of Lupkynis™ (voclosporin) as a treatment for adults with lupus nephritis (LN, lupus-related kidney disease). The study showed that the drug continued to be safe and well tolerated after up to three years of treatment. Over that time, the therapy also effectively maintained significant reductions in proteinuria, excessively high levels of protein in the urine indicating impaired kidney function.
Lupkynis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2021, making it the first FDA-approved oral medicine for the treatment of adults with active LN. The latest results reinforce it as a safe and important treatment option for people living with this disease.
Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc., the maker of Lupkynis, also announced the launch of a new study, ENLIGHT-LN, a U.S.-based study of adult patients with LN treated with Lupkynis. The research will capture further long-term data and help track changes within the study population over time. Additional details will be provided in 2022.
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