Sandoz launches generic Amerge

PRINCETON, N.J. Sandoz has launched a generic drug for treating migraine headaches, the generics arm of Swiss drug maker Novartis said Monday.


Sandoz launched naratriptan hydrochloride tablets in the 2.5-mg strength, a generic version of GlaxoSmithKline’s Amerge. The tablets are used for treating acute migraine attacks in adults with or without visual disturbances that occur before the onset of the headache, also known as aura. Studies have indicated that around 12% of Americans have migraine attacks.



Amerge had sales of around $59.6 million during the 12-month period ended in April, according to IMS Health.


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