Sept. 3, 2012
-- Dr. Hootan Melamed, PharmD, a Southern California compounding pharmacist is pleased to announce that clinical trials on a new non-hormonal treatment to relieve hot flashes are set to begin this month. The drug, Tropine 3 has demonstrated substantial success based on consumer feedback. So much so that the data that Melamed has collected over the past six years has caught the eye of drug manufacturer Eaton Scientific Systems, Ltd. who will conduct the FDA clinical trials.
Tropine 3 is a new use, or novel indication of Homatropine in an oral suspension. Homatropine is an anticholinergic agent that blocks the action of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Homatropine is commonly used in other medications such as cough syrup and eye drops. Acetylcholine is a vasomotor stimulator that is blocked by Homatropine, thereby preventing hot flashes.
Melamed and his team at Rox San Pharmacy, a family-owned compounding pharmacy in Beverly Hills, CA, first began offering Tropine 3 in 2006. Dr. Melamed commented, "Based on our interactions with doctors and patients, we have the understanding that Tropine 3 users have had a very positive response to the drug with no pronounced negative side-effects. We have filed a Patent application for its use and are looking forward to the results of the clinical trials.”
If the clinical trials show the same success rate, Tropine 3 will revolutionize the often uncomfortable “hot flash” an inevitable symptom that women experience in all stages of menopause. Melamed continued, “It is obvious that women across America and around the world could benefit from open access to this new drug, so we are very excited to see Eaton Scientific making progress in executing its plan to seek FDA approval. The next step will be fully commercialize Tropine 3 and make it available to all women.”
Rox San Pharmacy has more than forty years of experience as a compounding pharmacy that serves health care participants, including new drug developers, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and pain care specialists. Its team of highly-qualified and educated pharmacists, technicians, and chemists custom-prepares high-quality compounded and manufactured medications in the forms of lozenges, nasal sprays, creams, lotions, and transdermal gels.