FDA Approves Advil Dual Action (ibuprofen and acetaminophen) as an Over-the-Counter Pain Treatment
WARREN, N.J., Feb. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (LSE/NYSE: GSK) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Advil Dual Action with Acetaminophen as an over-the-counter (OTC) product for pain relief. The exclusive formula is now the first FDA-approved OTC combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen in the United States and will be available over-the-counter nationwide in 2020.
Franck Riot, Head of R&D, GSK Consumer Healthcare said: "For decades, many consumers have been using ibuprofen and acetaminophen to get the benefits of both active ingredients when safely treating their headaches, muscle aches, backaches, arthritis and other joint pain. Now Advil, the No. 1 selling OTC pain reliever, will offer US consumers the first-ever alternative option -- a single, fixed-dose combination pain reliever. As the world-leader in pain relief, Advil Dual Action and our recently FDA-approved Voltaren Arthritis Pain gel, demonstrates GSK's commitment to providing new safe, effective and convenient pain relief options for consumers."
Advil Dual Action provides relief for multiple symptoms and is the first formulation that combines ibuprofen and acetaminophen, two powerful ingredients indicated for OTC pain relief that work in different ways.
The submission in support of today's approval of Advil Dual Action was based on data from seven clinical studies, three of which were pivotal efficacy and safety studies in pain relief. The data supports a pain relief indication and demonstrates that the fixed-dose combination achieves superior efficacy compared to the individual monocomponents of ibuprofen (250mg) and acetaminophen (500mg) alone (as evidenced by appreciable improvements in acute pain symptoms across multiple pre-specified endpoints).
About Advil Dual Action
Advil Dual Action is an exclusive pain-fighting formula, combining ibuprofen and acetaminophen to fight pain in two ways. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) that targets pain at the source, temporarily reducing the production of prostaglandins, which cause swelling and pain signals. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever that blocks the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Advil Dual Action will be available over-the-counter nationwide in 2020.
GSK's commitment to pain relief
We are the world leader in pain relief. With a portfolio of (systemic and topical) products to relieve pain, our range brings comfort and ease to millions. World-leading brands including Advil, Panadol and Voltaren; and beloved local brands like Excedrin in the US and Fenbid in China help people manage their symptoms so they can enjoy life to the fullest.
Important safety information about Advil Dual Action
Before using the product, consumers should read the Advil Dual Action drug facts label. (Article from : www.drugs.com)