New Treatment Is Clinically Proven to Reduce Polyps and Symptoms of Nasal Congestion
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Placed during a routine doctor’s office visit under local or topical anesthesia, SINUVA is designed to deliver an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of disease for an extended period of time (up to 90 days) following placement into the sinus cavity. SINUVA is clinically proven to reduce polyps and symptoms of nasal congestion. In addition, in a study of patients indicated for repeat sinus surgery, less than half of patients still needed surgery following placement of the SINUVA implant.
“Recurrent nasal polyposis is one of the most challenging conditions for
ENT physicians. Many sufferers return to their ENT physician despite
sinus surgery due to recurrence of symptoms,” said
Nasal polyps are inflammatory growths along the lining of nasal passages or sinuses that can cause nasal congestion, infections and loss of sense of smell. Approximately 635,000 Americans have had previous sinus surgery and continue to see their ENT physicians for treatment of recurring symptoms.
“After years of development and multiple clinical studies, we are
thrilled to provide physicians with SINUVA to treat patients with nasal
polyps. SINUVA offers an alternative to patients who have exhausted
routine medical management who don’t want to return to the operating
room for a repeat surgery,” said
“Steroid releasing implants have been a mainstay of my treatment for
patients following sinus surgery. SINUVA represents a related technology
uniquely designed for patients who continue to struggle with nasal
The efficacy of the SINUVA Sinus Implant was demonstrated in the landmark RESOLVE II pivotal study in 300 patients who were indicated for repeat sinus surgery. RESOLVE II met both co-primary efficacy endpoints as patients receiving SINUVA experienced (1) a statistically significant reduction from baseline to 90 days in bilateral polyp grade (p=0.007), which corresponded to 74% relative reduction in the extent of ethmoid polyp disease; and (2) a significant reduction from baseline to 30 days in nasal obstruction/congestion score (p=0.007), which corresponded to 30% relative improvement, compared to controls. Four of the five pre-specified secondary endpoints achieved statistical significance through day 90 favoring the SINUVA group, including reduction in percent ethmoid sinus obstruction, reduction of nasal obstruction/congestion symptoms, improvement in sense of smell, and reduction in the proportion of patients still indicated for repeat sinus surgery.
About Steroid Releasing Sinus Implants
Steroid releasing implants provide targeted delivery of an anti-inflammatory steroid directly to the site of disease. The use of PROPEL® steroid releasing sinus implants, which are utilized following a surgical procedure to maintain the opening of the sinus passages, has been proven to reduce the likelihood that patients will need additional surgical interventions or require high-dose oral steroids. Placed during a routine doctor’s office visit with local or topical anesthesia, the SINUVA™ (mometasone furoate) Sinus Implant is designed to deliver a treatment for nasal polyp disease for adults who have had prior ethmoid sinus surgery.
Intersect ENT and PROPEL are registered trademarks and SINUVA is a
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR SINUVA™ (MOMETASONE FUROATE)SINUS IMPLANT
The SINUVA Sinus Implant is a corticosteroid-eluting (mometasone furoate) implant indicated for the treatment of nasal polyps, in patients ≥ 18 years of age who have had ethmoid sinus surgery.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Patients with a known hypersensitivity to the mometasone furoate drug, or any of the ingredients in SINUVA, should not use SINUVA. Hypersensitivity reactions, including rash, pruritus, and angioedema have been reported with the use of corticosteroids. If corticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism and adrenal suppression appear in patients, consider sinus implant removal.
SINUVA is made from bioabsorbable polymers designed to soften over time. As the implant softens and polyps decrease, the implant may be expelled out of the nose on its own or with actions such as sneezing or forceful nose blowing. The implant can be removed 90 days after placement or earlier at the physician’s discretion. Repeat administration of SINUVA has not been studied.
As with other endoscopic sinus procedures, there are risks associated with the insertion or removal of SINUVA. SINUVA should be inserted by physicians trained in otolaryngology.
The nasal mucosa adjacent to the SINUVA Sinus Implant should be monitored for any signs of bleeding (epistaxis), irritation, infection, or perforation. Avoid the use of SINUVA in patients with nasal ulcers or trauma.
The most common adverse reactions observed in clinical studies were bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, otitis media, headache, presyncope, asthma, and epistaxis.
Patients experiencing excessive nasal bleeding, symptoms of infection or symptoms suggesting that the implant has moved, such as irritation or a choking sensation in the back of the throat, should immediately contact a healthcare professional.
Close monitoring is recommended if patients have a change of vision or a history of increased intraocular pressure, glaucoma and/or cataracts.
You may report side effects to your physician or to the
RX Only. For important risk and use information about SINUVA, please see Full Prescribing Information at www.SINUVA.com.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE PROPEL® FAMILY OFSINUS IMPLANTS
The PROPEL sinus implants are intended for use following sinus surgery to maintain the sinus openings and to locally deliver a drug to the sinuses: PROPEL for use in the ethmoid sinus, PROPEL Mini for use in the ethmoid sinus and frontal sinus opening and PROPEL Contour for use in the frontal and maxillary sinus openings. The products are intended for use in patients ≥18 years of age.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
These products are not intended for people who are allergic to the drug
(mometasone furoate) or to certain polymers. Safety and effectiveness of
the implant in pregnant or nursing females have not been studied. Risks
may include, but are not limited to, pain/pressure, movement of the
implant (within or out of the sinus), possible side effects of the drug,
infection, and nose bleed. For more information on the risks and
benefits of PROPEL sinus implants, please talk to your doctor. The
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Sections 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements should not
be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and may not
necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such
performance or results will be achieved. These statements include those
related to the safety, efficacy and patient and physician adoption of
SINUVA. These forward-looking statements are based on Intersect ENT’s
current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and
uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as
a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without
limitation the company’s ability to procure and maintain required
regulatory approvals for our products and the adoption of SINUVA and the
company’s other therapies by physicians and patients, as well as other
risks detailed from time to time in Intersect ENT’s filings with the