EXTON, Pa., May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Both AbbVie’s (formerly Allergan, an AbbVie company) Ubrelvy and Biohaven’s Nurtec ODT are viewed by primary care physicians (PCPs) as strong entrants into the acute segment of the migraine market following their early 2020 launches. Interestingly, a new study from Spherix found similar physician-reported shares for both gepants [i.e., oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonists], despite Ubrelvy’s earlier launch.
In the inaugural semiannual report included in Spherix’s RealTime Dynamix™: Migraine – PCP Perspective (US) service, data collected from 96 PCPs found that, of the two gepants, direct comparison gives Nurtec ODT the advantage over Ubrelvy on most clinical metrics. Nurtec ODT best differentiates from Ubrelvy on duration of effect and convenience of patient administration among PCPs, consistent with its prevention label currently under FDA review and its unique orally dissolving tablet formulation, respectively.
Spherix has also been tracking the specialist-treated (i.e.,