09 June 2021
In June 2020, Ace introduced her Hydrocortisone tablets of 1 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg with colour coating under brand name Acecort® in the Netherlands. Unique is the combination pack that contains 84 coated tablets in 4 blister strips of 21 tablets (a blister strip per week). The contents correspond with an often used dosing scheme of 10 mg in the morning and 5 mg in the afternoon and early evening (10-5-5).
Due to increased demand by prescribers and patients, Ace has started the registration procedure for Acecort in other European countries. In Q4-2021, Acecort is introduced in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden.
Introduction (and registration) of the 2 mg and 3 mg tablets is expected soon. With this complete range of strengths, Ace provides a complete solution for the modern adrenal insufficiency patient.
The coloured coating of the Acecort tablets corresponds with the Dutch standard* that was already common practice for the compounded products. 1 mg is white, 5 mg is orange and 10 mg is red. The 2 mg tablets are yellow and the 3 mg tablets pink.
More infomation on Acecort can be found on our product page.
* These colours are included in the quality standard ‘Bijnierziekten’ (information in Dutch: www.zorginzicht.nl/kwaliteitsinstrumenten/bijnieraandoeningen).