[PRESSWIRE] DUBLIN, May 23, 2017 -- Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, announced that Emmy®and Tony® award-winning actress and singer, Kristin Chenoweth will kick off the "Less Red, More You" campaign today at an exclusive event in New York City.
As part of the campaign, Ms. Chenoweth, who suffers from rosacea, will ignite a nationwide conversation about the typically underserved condition while raising awareness for RHOFADE™ cream, a new product indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults.1
"As a performer who is constantly on stage or in front of the camera, it's important that I take care of my skin, but unfortunately, persistent facial redness from rosacea is something I've struggled with every day for years," said Chenoweth. "I've been searching for a product that, with daily use, can help keep my redness in check. Recently, my dermatologist recommended something new. She gave me RHOFADE™ cream, a treatment I use once-a-day, every day that helps reduce my redness all-day, through 12 hours so I see less red and more me.1 I'm thrilled to partner with Allergan to raise awareness for the persistent facial redness people with rosacea may deal with and RHOFADE™ cream. I hope that my experience can help make a difference for other sufferers who deal with this challenging condition every day."
"Kristin is the perfect partner to help us increase awareness about this condition as she understands the daily challenges of living with rosacea," said Jag Dosanjh, Senior Vice-President of Medical Dermatology at Allergan. "She is among the 16 million Americans who have rosacea, yet we know only a small fraction of that number is actually receiving treatment. Persistent facial redness is the most common sign of rosacea and is bothersome for patients, and now, RHOFADE™ cream can help patients take a step closer to achieving a more normal, healthy skin color."1, 2,3
In two clinical trials, once-daily application of RHOFADE™ cream was proven to reduce persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea through 12 hours on day 29. Results seen in 12%–18% of people using RHOFADE™ cream vs 5%–9% of people using vehicle cream. The most common adverse reactions for RHOFADE™ were application site dermatitis, worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea, application site pruritus, application site erythema, and application site pain.1
Patients who experience persistent facial redness should talk to their dermatologist about their condition. RHOFADE™ is currently available with a prescription. For more information, visit www.Rhofade.com.
RHOFADE™ (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) Cream 1% is indicated for the topical treatment of persistent facial erythema associated with rosacea in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Potential Impacts on Cardiovascular Disease
Alpha-adrenergic agonists may impact blood pressure. RHOFADE™ should be used with caution in patients with severe or unstable or uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension. Advise patients with cardiovascular disease, orthostatic hypotension, and/or uncontrolled hypertension/hypotension to seek immediate medical care if their condition worsens.
Potentiation of Vascular Insufficiency
RHOFADE™ should be used with caution in patients with cerebral or coronary insufficiency, Raynaud's phenomenon, thromboangiitis obliterans, scleroderma, or Sjögren's syndrome. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of potentiation of vascular insufficiency develop.
Risk of Angle Closure Glaucoma
RHOFADE™ may increase the risk of angle closure glaucoma in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma. Advise patients to seek immediate medical care if signs and symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma develop.
The most common adverse reactions for RHOFADETM were: application site dermatitis 2 %, worsening inflammatory lesions of rosacea 1%, application site pruritus 1%, application site erythema 1%, and application site pain 1%.
Please see RHOFADE™ full Prescribing Information.
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1. RHOFADE™ Prescribing Information, 2017.
2. National Rosacea Society, If You Have Rosacea, You're Not Alone, Nationals Rosacea Society website, https://www.rosacea.org/patients/index.php. Accessed March 1, 2017.
3. National Rosacea Society, All About Rosacea. National Rosacea Society website, https://www.rosacea.org/patients/allaboutrosacea.php. Accessed March 1, 2017.
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