Perrigo Debuts On US National Brand Stage With OTC Switch Approval For Nasonex 24HR Allergy
Nasonex 24HR Allergy also will be first OTC mometasone furoate product available in US. It will compete in OTC intranasal corticosteroids category already led by other brands switched from Rx to nonprescription over past eight years.
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From intranasal corticosteroids to a lice treatment, and from an addition to the OTC PPI market to the first nonprescription acne drug reaching the market through an NDA, US OTC switches in the past 10 years, since FDA began considering widening switch opportunities, haven’t lacked for variety.
Capsule is 70% smaller than tablets of omeprazole currently available in Prilosec OTC and generic equivalents, including formulations Perrigo provides for its private label and store brand customers.