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A Nonsurgical Option for Dupuytren's Contracture

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Have you been diagnosed with Dupuytren's contracture? Find a hand specialist in your area who is experienced in administering XIAFLEX®.

Efficacy with XIAFLEX®

If you have Dupuytren's contracture and have a cord that can be felt, XIAFLEX® may help reduce contracture and help improve range of motion in the affected hand.*

To find out if XIAFLEX® is right for you, speak with a hand specialist who has experience with all the latest treatment options.


XIAFLEX® May Reduce Contracture

While individual results may vary, XIAFLEX® has been shown to help many patients. It has been shown to help nearly straighten or completely straighten their fingers.

XIAFLEX®-treated patients, compared to placebo-treated patients, showed a greater reduction in contracture at the base of the finger (also known as the MP joint) or in the middle of the finger (also known as the PIP joint).

Degress of Contracture

The proportion of patients who achieved a contracture reduction of the primary joint to 0 to 5 degrees after the first injection was 39% and 1% in Study 1 and 27% and 5% in Study 2 in the XIAFLEX® and placebo groups, respectively.

  • In clinical studies, 44% to 64% of patients receiving XIAFLEX® (versus 5% to 7% of patients receiving placebo) had a straight or near-straight finger after up to 3 XIAFLEX® injections (most patients required 1 or 2 injections).

XIAFLEX® May Improve Range of Motion

XIAFLEX® can also help how much you're able to move your fingers, whether the joint affected by your Dupuytren's contracture is at the base of your finger (also known as the MP joint) or in the middle of your finger (also known as the PIP joint).

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XIAFLEX®-treated patients, compared to placebo-treated patients, showed a greater increase from baseline in the range of motion of MP and PIP joints.

  • In clinical studies, XIAFLEX® produced a mean increase in range of motion between 40-41 degrees* in MP joints
  • In clinical studies, XIAFLEX® produced a mean increase in range of motion between 28-32 degrees* in PIP joints

MP = metacarpophalangeal joint.
PIP = proximal interphalangeal joint.

*Patients may have received up to 3 injections of study medication into the cords associated with contracture of the primary joints on Days 0, 30, and 60. Assessments were made 30 days after the last injection (on Days 30, 60, or 90).

For XIAFLEX®-treated patients, the mean (±SD) number of injections given to the cord associated with the contracture was 1.7 (±0.8) in the 90-day controlled period in each trial.

Patients may have received up to 3 injections of study medication into the cords associated with contracture of the primary joints on Days 0, 30, and 60. Assessments were made 30 days after the last injection (on Days 30, 60, or 90). Baseline and final range of motion degree values are expressed in mean (SD).

STUDY DESIGN: The efficacy of 0.58 mg of XIAFLEX® was evaluated in two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centered trials in 374 adult patients with Dupuytren's contracture (Studies 1 and 2). The cord affecting the selected primary joint received up to 3 injections of 0.58 mg of XIAFLEX® or placebo on Days 0, 30, and 60. About 24 hours after each injection of study medication, if needed, the investigator manipulated (extended) the treated finger in an attempt to facilitate rupture of the cord (finger extension procedure). Following manipulation, patients were fitted with a splint, instructed to wear the splint at bedtime for up to 4 months, and instructed to perform a series of finger flexion and extension exercises each day.

The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or healthcare provider. If you have any questions, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

About XIAFLEX®

XIAFLEX® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren's contracture when a "cord" can be felt. Over time, the thickening and shortening of this cord in the hand can cause one or more fingers to bend toward the palm, so that the finger(s) cannot be straightened. XIAFLEX helps to break down the cord that is causing the finger to be bent. XIAFLEX should be injected into the cord by a healthcare provider who is experienced in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytren's contracture.

Important Safety Information

XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Tendon rupture or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit.
  • Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit.
  • Allergic Reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who have received an injection of XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: hives; swollen face; breathing trouble; or chest pain.

Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection, or have a bleeding problem or any other medical conditions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Be sure to tell them if you use blood thinners such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), prasugrel hydrochloride (Effient®), or warfarin sodium (Coumadin®).

Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: swelling of the injection site or the hand; bleeding or bruising at the injection site; pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand; swelling of the lymph nodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm; itching; breaks in the skin; redness or warmth of the skin; and pain in the underarm.

Please see Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

INDICATION AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

About XIAFLEX®

XIAFLEX® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren's contracture when a "cord" can be felt. Over time, the thickening and shortening of this cord in the hand can cause one or more fingers to bend toward the palm, so that the finger(s) cannot be straightened. XIAFLEX helps to break down the cord that is causing the finger to be bent. XIAFLEX should be injected into the cord by a healthcare provider who is experienced in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytren's contracture.

Important Safety Information

XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Tendon rupture or ligament damage. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit.
  • Nerve injury or other serious injury of the hand. Call your healthcare provider right away if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit.
  • Allergic Reactions. Allergic reactions can happen in people who have received an injection of XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: hives; swollen face; breathing trouble; or chest pain.

Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection, or have a bleeding problem or any other medical conditions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Be sure to tell them if you use blood thinners such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), prasugrel hydrochloride (Effient®), or warfarin sodium (Coumadin®).

Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: swelling of the injection site or the hand; bleeding or bruising at the injection site; pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand; swelling of the lymph nodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm; itching; breaks in the skin; redness or warmth of the skin; and pain in the underarm.

Please see Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.

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