FDA Approves Zenavod for Rosacea
In late-January, the FDA approved a new medication to treat rosacea. Zenavod is an oral medication in the tetracycline family that is taken orally. The medicine is not meant to reduce redness, but it will help with forms of rosacea that lead to pustules or pimples. Zenavod is only meant to treat adult rosacea sufferers and only those who have rosacea acne.
Zenavod is an antibiotic used to treat a range of bacterial infections. Right now, the medication is produced by India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, though work is underway to make it readily available in the United States. It should be ready for final approval in approximately two years.
Zenavod is a safe medication with few side effects or reactions. There are still a few things to know, however. Tetracyclines can cause mottling in the color of teeth in children. Therefore, it is not recommended for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding. In less than two percent of the people who take the medication, diarrhea and abdominal pain occur.