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Zavegepant: First Approval

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posted on 2023-05-22, 23:45 authored by Sohita Dhillon


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest During the peer review process the manufacturer of the agent under review was offered an opportunity to comment on the article. Changes resulting from any comments received were made by the authors on the basis of scientific completeness and accuracy. Sohita Dhillon is a contracted employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Zavegepant  is a third generation, small-molecule, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist being developed by Pfizer, under a license from Bristol-Myers Squibb, for the prevention and treatment of chronic and episodic migraine. In March 2023, zavegepant nasal spray (ZAVZPRET™) received its first approval in the USA for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults. Clinical development of an oral formulation of zavegepant is currently underway. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of zavegepant leading to this first approval for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

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