RALEIGH, N.C., June 11, 2021 —Marius Pharmaceuticals, a patient-centric healthcare company focusing on therapies designed for hypogonadism, more commonly known as testosterone deficiency, today announced the publication of a study on the effects of oral testosterone undecanoate KYZATREX™ on ambulatory blood pressure in hypogonadal men in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.
Effects of Oral Testosterone Undecanoate KYZATREX™ on Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Hypogonadal Men”was published by William B. White, M.D., Professor, Cardiology Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, and former President of the Hypertension Society of North America, Roger Rittmaster, MD, an endocrinologist in Camden, Maine, and Om Dhingra and James Bernstein from Marius. This newly published study shows small increases in ambulatory BP following 120 days on the oral testosterone undecanoate with a plateau and no further changes at 180 days. Changes in ambulatory BP were minimal in patients not taking antihypertensive therapies.
The publication of these results marks a significant milestone in the field of testosterone therapy as ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) is the most accurate means to detect small BP changes in clinical trials and practice. Lead author William B. White, M.D. commented, “The changes in ambulatory BP were quite minimal in our study and of no clinical significance in normotensive men, a first in the testosterone space.” As testosterone therapy evolves past injections and gels towards the oral formulations, it is important to determine off-target effects on BP and to be able to compare these effects across the various therapies. Shalin Shah, Co-CEO of Marius commented, “We are extremely proud of the blood pressure data produced across all patient groups. If approved by the FDA, KYZATREX™ has the potential to provide greater clarity to both the physician and patient community on expected blood pressure changes.”