Second Time Lucky? Sumatriptan One Of Three Switches On The Cards In Germany
A second attempt at switching sumatriptan for migraines, as well as switch applications for non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ketoprofen and liquid ibuprofen, are all on the agenda at Germany's next Expert Committee for Prescription meeting in June.
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German Switch Committee Meets: Sumatriptan Goes Again, Antihistamine Reverse-Switch Rejected, For Now
Germany’s Expert Committee for Prescription recommends prescription-to-OTC reclassifications of sumatriptan for migraines and liquid ibuprofen, but rejects an OTC switch for ketoprofen and the reverse-switch of sedative antihistamines for over 65s.