Health Care Professionals


Santhera is passionate about medical science and about developing new medical treatments for patients with rare diseases. Our focus is on the development of treatments for neuromuscular and pulmonary diseases that currently lack treatment options.

Raxone in LHON: Safety

The safety and tolerability profile of Raxone administered at a dose of 900mg/day, has been well established in the RHODOS trial, which demonstrated that Raxone is generally well tolerated in patients with LHON.1,2

The most commonly reported adverse reactions to Raxone are nasopharyngitis, cough, mild-to-moderate diarrhea (usually not requiring discontinuation of therapy) and back pain.9

Please click here to refer to Section 4.8 of the Raxone SmPC for further safety information.

Report an adverse effect

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorization of the medicinal product is important as this will allow quick identification of new safety information. Contact details to report any suspected adverse reactions to Raxone can be found here.

Quality assurance

Raxone’s quality is assured by rigorous manufacturing processes and a tightly controlled supply that meet all pharmaceutical medical standards and regulatory requirements.9



EMA. EPAR summary for the public: Raxone (idebenone). 2015.


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EMA. Assessment report: Raxone (idebenone). 2015.


Raxone SmPC, September 2015. Available at: here. Accessed December 2015.

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