ATC codes: C07AA05
Migraine ICD11 code: 8A80.Z
Oral > Solid: 40 mg tablet (hydrochloride) ; 20 mg tablet (hydrochloride)
EML status history
Also recommended for children
Medicines within the same pharmacological class can be used
Therapeutic equivalence limitations for EMLc
The square box does not apply to the listing of propranolol on the EMLc.
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
The EMLc Subcommittee considered the burden of disease of migraine in children, noting that management is similar to that in adults but fewer drugs are approved for treatment of migraine in children. There is conflicting evidence on the efficacy of propranolol in the prevention of migraine in children, but it is the only medicine approved for the prevention of migraine in children. The Subcommittee therefore recommended that propranolol be endorsed for inclusion in the EMLc but without a square box listing, in the absence of evidence of effectiveness of other beta blocking agents for prevention of migraine in children.