The Food and Drug Administration has approved Yupelri (revefenacin) for maintenance therapy of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Revefenacin is a long-acting muscarinic antagonist aimed at improving the lung function of patients with COPD. Yupelri is an inhalation solution administered once daily through a standard jet nebulizer.
The most common adverse events associated with Yupelri are cough, nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, headache, and back pain. Patients receiving other anticholinergic-containing drugs or OATP1B1 and OATP1B3 inhibitors should not receive Yupelri.
“Patients should also be alert for signs and symptoms of acute narrow-angle glaucoma [e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual changes]. Patients should consult a healthcare professional immediately if any of these signs or symptoms develop,” the FDA said in the press release.
The expanded label for Yupelri can be found on the FDA.