Trofinetide: The first FDA-approved drug for Rett syndrome

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Trofinetide (Daybue) marks the first drug to be approved for the treatment of Rett syndrome in children aged 2 years or older. The efficacy and satety were evaluated in a ran-domized, double-blind, 12-week study of patients between 5 and 20 years of age.
it Is an analog of insulin-like growth factor 1 and the possible mechanisms of action include:

– Improvement of aberrant neuronal tunction
– Normalization ot synaptic protein synthesis
– Enhancement of antioxidant response

Dosage: 5 – 12g twice dally based on the weight of the patient.

Route of administration: Oral (or via a gas-trostomy tube)

Drug interactions: CYP3A4 sensitive, OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 substrates may lead to serious toxicities


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