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  • FDA Date: 03/09/2007

    Actimmune (interferon gamma-1b) FDA Drug Safety Communication

    Information for Healthcare Professionals: Interferon gamma-1b (marketed as Actimmune)

    This information reflects FDA's current analysis of data available to FDA concerning this drug. FDA intends to update this sheet when additional information or analyses become available.

    FDA is issuing this alert to advise healthcare professionals of the early termination of the INSPIRE clinical study of Actimmune for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The study was stopped because an interim analysis showed that patients with IPF who received Actimmune did not benefit. The trial compared survival in patients getting Actimmune or an inactive injection (placebo). An analysis showed that 14.5% of patients treated with Actimmune died as compared to 12.7% of patients treated with placebo. Actimmune is not approved by the FDA to treat IPF.

    This information reflects the current analysis of data available to FDA concerning this drug. FDA intends to update this communication when additional information or analyses become available.

    View the full FDA Drug Safety Communication on FDA.gov