- Correction to: Odevixibat: First Approval.
Deeks ED.Drugs. 2021 Oct;81(15):1815. doi: 10.1007/s40265-021-01608-9.PMID: 34554439 Free PMC article. No abstract available.
Odevixibat (Bylvay™) is a small molecule inhibitor of the ileal bile acid transporter being developed by Albireo Pharma, Inc. for the treatment of various cholestatic diseases, including progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC). In July 2021, odevixibat received its first approval in the EU for the treatment of PFIC in patients aged ≥ 6 months, followed shortly by its approval in the USA for the treatment of pruritus in patients aged ≥ 3 months with PFIC. Odevixibat is also in clinical development for the treatment of other cholestatic diseases, including Alagille syndrome and biliary atresia, in various countries. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of odevixibat leading to this first approval for PFIC.