What is LITFULO?
LITFULO is a prescription medicine used to treat severe alopecia areata in adults and adolescents 12 years and older.
What is the most important information that I should know about LITFULO?
If you're interested in speaking with your dermatologist about LITFULO, it's important that you understand and take a closer look at any possible side effects, including serious and common side effects.
What should I know about the LITFULO clinical study?
The LITFULO clinical study was a 48-week, randomized, double-blind, and placebo-controlled trial of 718 patients. In the study, 261 participants took either LITFULO (50 mg) or placebo (an inactive pill). The study included males and females of different races and ethnicities, ranging from 12 to 73 years old. Participants who entered the trial had lost at least half of their scalp hair due to alopecia areata. Results were measured at 24 weeks. Safety and effectiveness have not been studied in people under 12 years of age.
What were the results of the LITFULO clinical study?
Nearly 25% of adults and adolescents taking LITFULO in the clinical study saw significant hair regrowth in just under 6 months.* Take a look at LITFULO clinical study results.
*In 23% of adults and adolescents taking LITFULO vs 1.6% taking placebo in the clinical study.
How should I take LITFULO?
LITFULO is a pill taken once a day. Swallow LITFULO whole with water. Do not split, crush, or chew it. You can take LITFULO with or without food.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of LITFULO, take it as soon as possible. If it is less than 8 hours before your next pill, skip the dose. Take the next pill at your usually scheduled time.
How long can I take LITFULO for?
Like with any medication, it’s important to talk to your doctor (or in this case, your dermatologist). Together you can decide if a new treatment is right for you and how long you should stay on treatment.
There’s no known restriction for how long LITFULO can be taken. In the LITFULO clinical study, 1.5% of participants permanently stopped LITFULO due to adverse events.
If your dermatologist starts you on LITFULO, they will monitor you throughout treatment, including additional blood testing. If needed, your dermatologist may adjust your treatment plan. Be sure to tell your dermatologist if you experience any adverse events.
What should I expect after being prescribed LITFULO?
Your dermatologist can either send your prescription to Pfizer Dermatology Patient Access™ and enroll you in the program, or they can send it directly to a specialty pharmacy. If your prescription is sent directly to a specialty pharmacy, you’ll be contacted to provide some information and complete a few steps. Learn more about getting LITFULO and see if you're eligible for the Copay Savings Card.