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New Medicines

SimAlvia Relief of abdominal pain in adults with irritable bowel syndrome

Information

SimAlvia
New formulation
HFA Healthcare
Not Known

Development and Regulatory status

Launched
Launched
None
September 2020
Sep 20Available in the UK. SimAlvia 60 mg/300 mg, soft capsules are licensed for relief of abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome in adults. Price, 90=£11.00 [3].
Dec 14After a subsequent national phase, the UK granted a MAA [2].
Nov 14Following a review using the decentralised procedure in which Laboratoires GALENIQUES VERNIN had applied for a licence in Belgium and the Republic of Ireland (concerned Member States), and the UK acting as Reference Member State (RMS), all agreed that marketing authorisation should be granted [2].

Category

Alverine citrate is a non-atropinic, papaverine-like musculotropic antispasmodic. Simeticone is an inert substance which has a physical action by altering the surface tension of gas bubbles, leading to their coalescence.
IBS occurs in 10-20% of the population in the UK, but prevalence is thought to be higher than this as many people with the disorder do not seek medical advice [1].
Relief of abdominal pain in adults with irritable bowel syndrome
Oral

Evidence based evaluations