RedHill Biopharma Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDHL) (“RedHill” or the “Company”), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of its supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for Talicia, allowing a change to a more flexible three times daily (TID), taken at least 4 hours apart with food, dosing regimen for H. pylori eradication. This differs from the previously approved dosing regimen (Q8H), which required dosing every eight hours with food, by enabling patients to follow a convenient “breakfast, lunch and dinner” dosing routine, which may support increased patient adherence and optimize the potential for successful H. pylori eradication.
“H. pylori treatment can be challenging for patients as most regimens require different pills to be taken multiple times per day. However, it is clear that simplified regimens promote improved patient adherence and should be a key factor when considering choice of H. pylori eradication therapy,” said Colin W. Howden, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Tennessee College of Medicine. “This new dosing regimen further supports the value of Talicia as an empirically prescribed first-line therapy for H. pylori eradication. Talicia’s favorable efficacy, tolerability, and resistance profile, as well as being the only all-in-one formulation available, provides potential advantages over clarithromycin-based regimens for most patients.”
“Talicia is unique in that it is the only FDA-approved rifabutin-based therapy for the eradication of H. pylori. Both its components and formulation are optimized to provide patients with the necessary medications for successful H. pylori eradication,” said Dr. June Almenoff, MD, Ph.D., RedHill’s Chief Medical Officer. “RedHill is committed to advancing GI and infectious disease management through patient-focused innovation. Through our successful collaboration with Certara, utilizing their Simcyp™ Simulator for physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling, we have demonstrated therapeutic equivalence between TID and Q8H dosing, enabling us to provide what we believe is a more flexible Talicia regimen that we believe will be beneficial for the patient experience.”