DOYLESTOWN, Pa., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Avidas(TM) Pharmaceuticals, a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical company which focuses on dermatology and women's health, today announced the launch of Scalacort(TM) DK (defence kit), that offers three scalp solutions in one patient convenience kit.
Scalacort DK includes Scalacort (hydrocortisone lotion USP) 2%, a fast-drying, non-greasy, corticosteroid in a clear fragrance-free base. Scalacort relieves itching and inflammation of the scalp in areas where greasy ointments and creams may not be cosmetically appealing. For added patient convenience Scalacort DK also includes the following complimentary products: defence(TM) medicated shampoo, a professional-strength medicated shampoo formulated with 2% salicylic acid and 2% micronized colloidal sulfur to control the flaking and scaling of seborrheic dermatitis and scalp psoriasis; and defence(TM) gentle cleansing shampoo, a color- and fragrance-free, non-irritating shampoo designed to be used daily on all hair types. Scalacort DK is available by prescription only.
Seborrheic dermatitis (also known as seborrheic eczema) is one of the most common cutaneous disorders affecting approximately eight million Americans. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), seborrheic dermatitis cannot be cured but in most cases will respond quickly to proper treatment. The goals of treatment are to loosen and remove scales and crusts, prevent skin infections, as well as reduce the inflammation and itch. Scalp psoriasis, another common skin disorder affecting approximately four million Americans, shares the same treatment goals of removing scales and crusts along with reducing inflammation and itch.
"Patient convenience is important to treatment outcomes," said Millburn, New Jersey dermatologist Dr. Gail H. Mautner. "With Scalacort DK physicians can, with one prescription, provide their patients with three scalp products
|SOURCE Avidas Pharmaceuticals, LLC|
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved