First 3D-printed Drug approved by FDA is for Epilepsy

First 3D-printed Drug approved by FDA is for Epilepsy

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has approved the first every drug created by 3D printing. The medicine, Spritam (levetiracetam) is produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals and will be used to treat epilepsy. By producing the drug via 3D printing, the medicine dissolves faster in water than previous versions. Therefore, the pill is great for children or elderly users who find it difficult to swallow large tablets. The pill is the most recent addition to a new field of healthcare products produced by 3D printing, such as dental implants and hip replacements. You can read the full press release by clicking here. 

Before trying new medications always discuss the decision first with your health care provider.

 

By | 2017-05-08T19:49:11+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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