Lipolysis: Lipostabil N no longer available on the market
NETWORK members have alternative treatment options....more
The firm of Klosterfrau, which distributes Lipostabil N in Germany, has sent the following notice to the Medicinal Products Commission of the German Pharmacists [Arzneimittelkommission der Deutschen Apotheker] (extract):
"With immediate effect, Lipostabil N ampoules are no longer marketable for formal reasons. This is because of an administrative court ruling in connection with the reregistration procedure. This had nothing to do with the pharmaceutical quality, efficacy or safety of the product. We ask you to check your stocks...."
However, NETWORK members and patients have no need to worry:
We regret this purely legalistic decision. Essential phospholipids are, in our opinion, important in the treatment of many medical conditions and as a membrane therapeutic. This decision also deprives our German NETWORK members of the dominant position they have held in the field of injection lipolysis for many years.
However, it is possible to have the ingredients contained in Lipostabil N made up pharmaceutically into an injection solution, whose lipolytic effect is in no way inferior to the original substance and indeed whose efficacy has in fact been enhanced by the addition of further substances (formula magistralis, compounding). This is done in many countries through cooperations with compounding pharmacies.
Medizinalrat Dr. Franz Hasengschwandtner
Medical and Scientific Director