Dr. Reddy's rolls out drug-free non-invasive migraine management device ‘Nerivio’ in India

Dr. Reddy's rolls out drug-free non-invasive migraine management device ‘Nerivio’ in India

Nerivio is a prescription-based non-invasive device intended for acute and prophylactic (preventive) treatment of migrain

  • By IPP Bureau | November 17, 2023

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., a global pharmaceutical company, announced the roll-out of Nerivio in India, a state-of-the-art United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approved wearable therapy device for drug-free management of migraine.

Nerivio is a prescription-based non-invasive device intended for acute and prophylactic (preventive) treatment of migraine with or without aura for adults and adolescents aged 12 years and above. Nerivio® can be worn on the upper arm. Each device has in-built 18 x 45-minute treatment sessions. It is to be used within 60 minutes of onset of headache for acute treatment of migraine or every alternate day for prevention of migraine. The device uses the Remote Electrical Neuromodulation (REN) mechanism to specifically activate conditioned pain modulation by stimulating nerve endings. This initiates a natural pain-relieving process in the brainstem, causing a global effect of pain inhibition that affects the original source of migraine pain in the head.

M.V. Ramana, Chief Executive Officer, Branded Markets (India and Emerging Markets), Dr. Reddy's said, "The roll-out of Nerivio marks our entry into digital therapeutics (DTx). It is an area that is seeing increasing adoption by physicians as well as patients due to its potential to reduce pill burden and decrease dependency on non-specific medication in chronic or hard-to-treat diseases. Given the migraine disease burden, its associated symptoms, lack of effective treatment and impact on well-being, quality of life and productivity, we are happy to bring Nerivio to India. It is USFDA-approved, drug-free, noninvasive, first-of-its-kind product for migraine in India and offers a favourable safety profile. We believe this product meets a genuine unmet clinical need among migraine patients. We look forward to receiving patient and HCP feedback on it. While our core generics business continues to drive our current growth, Nerivio as DTx joins our e-commerce venture 'Celevida Wellness', and our recent deals to bring novel molecules such as toripalimab and pyrotinib to India, as part of our innovative products initiatives in India aimed at improving patient well-being and outcomes."

The unique device is accompanied by the Nerivio app, which is user-friendly and freely available on Google Play Store and the Apple app store for download. The app can be used to control the intensity levels of the device. It also has an interactive migraine diary which can be used to log symptoms, track responses and share insightful analytics. The app also includes an interactive GIER (guided, imagery, education and relaxation) protocol which, if used with Nerivio®, significantly increases the response rates.

In January 2023, Dr. Reddy's entered into an exclusive agreement with Theranica, a prescribed digital therapeutics company developing advanced neuromodulation devices for migraine and other pain conditions, for the marketing and distribution of Nerivio in India. In August this year, Nerivio received an expanded CE mark approval under MDR European regulation as a dual-use (acute and/or prevention) migraine treatment for adults and adolescents. Dr. Reddy's also recently signed an exclusive agreement for the commercial marketing and distribution of Nerivio in Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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