Trudhesa™ unites a trusty drug with gentle delivery
The medication in Trudhesa is called DHE or, if you want to get technical, dihydroergotamine mesylate. It has been used by specialists and hospitals for years. DHE is known for working when nothing else will.
The result from a previous study of DHE with nasal spray delivery showed
In 4 previous studies of people using DHE with an older nasal spray device, many had no pain or mild pain at 2 hours.
About 2 out of 3 people had pain relief
About half of people had pain relief
3 out of 10 people had pain relief
Today, DHE is together with advanced delivery technology and ready to provide relief on demand.
POD is designed to gently deliver medication to the ideal place in your nose for rapid absorption into your circulation. And that place is the upper nasal space.
See why the upper nasal space is the place to be
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VOICE OVER: The upper nasal space is a unique and underutilized environment for drug delivery. The ciliated olfactory epithelium in this richly vascularized space makes it ideal for rapid absorption into the systemic circulation, potentially leading to a faster response than oral medications. Potential benefits of delivery to this space also include the reduction of drug-related adverse effects and potential avoidance of delayed absorption in the GI tract and first-pass metabolism in the liver.
Traditionally, nasal drug administration has focused on delivery to the lower nasal space, which is associated with significant drug loss from the nose with existing delivery systems, which may lead to variability in absorption. In addition, deep inspiration associated with existing systems can collapse the nasal valve essentially blocking access to the vascular rich upper nasal space.
The mucosal layer in the upper nasal space tends to be more permeable and stable than the lower nasal cavity, permitting consistent, faster and more extensive absorption of drug into the underlying vasculature with less mucociliary clearance.
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There’s nasal, and then there’s upper nasal
This area of the nose is rich in blood vessels, so medications can be quickly absorbed into your circulation.
It also means that the drug doesn't need to take the journey through your gastrointestinal (GI) tract before it can start to work.
What relief at the ready could mean for you
And what exploratory results from a 24-week study of the safety showed, where 4515 migraine attacks were treated with Trudhesa.
In some people, Trudhesa was:
*Exploratory efficacy outcomes are based on patient reports and post hoc analyses from a phase 3, open-label safety study of Trudhesa.
When people compared Trudhesa to their regular migraine medication, more than half said Trudhesa:
- Worked faster
- Lasted longer
- Was more consistent
- Got them back to normal activities quicker
Other things you need to know
Before taking Trudhesa, talk to your healthcare provider (HCP) about all the medications you are taking
Do not take Trudhesa if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing
Before taking Trudhesa, talk to your HCP if you have, or think you may have, any cardiovascular (CV) disease risks‡
Trudhesa was not associated with drowsiness
Trudhesa can be taken twice within a 24-hour period, if needed, and 3 times over the course of a week
Generally low levels of nausea were seen with Trudhesa