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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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.
Chair of the German Sleep Society, Ingo Fietze, calls on members of Germany's Expert Committee for Prescription to vote down the proposal to reverse-switch first-generation antihistamines with sedative effect for patients over the age of 65.