Allergan gets FDA OK for Ubrelvy

Sandra Levy
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Allergan has received the Food and Drug Administration’s blessing for Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

Ubrelvy is the first and only orally-administered calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist, or gepant, for the treatment of migraine attacks once they start.

Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by intermittent migraine attacks with symptoms that are often incapacitating. Migraine afflicts 31 million Americans and is the third most common disease and second leading cause of disability worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased that Ubrelvy is now approved by the FDA. As the first oral gepant, Ubrelvy offers a new and different type of acute treatment option for people living with the debilitating pain and other symptoms of migraine," said David Nicholson, Allergan executive vice president and chief research and development officer.

Nicholson added, "Its oral administration with two dose strengths allows for treatment flexibility and relief when a migraine attack occurs. As we continue to drive innovation in migraine treatment, we are very proud to offer patients another option, and we are confident that it will make a difference for those in need. At Allergan, we believe that migraine patients deserve access to all new medications for this debilitating disease."