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Beta Blockers (Migraine) - Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023

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Beta Blockers (Migraine) - Forecast and Market Analysis to 2023
Published: March 31, 2014 Content info: 43 Pages

This publication has been discontinued on January 18, 2018.


The migraine market is saturated with generic drugs, and the remaining branded products already on the market are expected to lose exclusivity during the next few years, with the exception of Botox for chronic migraine, which is expected to maintain its leading position in terms of sales. However, reformulations of mature products as well as new classes of therapies are anticipated to launch during the forecast period and these will contribute to the market growth. By 2023, the migraine market will grow to $3.7 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6%, with the US continuing to dominate the market as a result of higher drug prices and a large migraine population. Some of the new treatments are expected to target the key unmet needs but opportunities will remain for further treatment choices especially drugs that will offer an improved safety and side-effects profile.

Among the various prophylaxis therapy classes for migraine, beta blockers are highly effective and are the most widely used class of drugs for the prophylaxis of migraine. Beta blockers were primarily developed for controlling cardiac symptoms but were coincidentally found to have an effect on migraine prevention. They have been used as migraine treatment since the 1970s. Their mechanism of action for preventing migraine is not clear, but beta receptors have been shown to be present in the pial vessel of the brain. The possible mechanisms of action of beta blockers include reducing the neuronal firing rate of noradrenergic neurons in the locus coeruleus, regulation of PAG neurons firing rate and possible inhibition of 5-HT2C and 5-HT2B receptor subtypes.


  • Overview of Migraine, including epidemiology, etiology, symptoms, diagnosis, pathology and treatment guidelines as well as an overview on the competitive landscape.
  • Detailed information on Beta blockers including product description, safety and efficacy profiles as well as a SWOT analysis.
  • Sales forecast for Beta blockers for the top seven countries from 2012 to 2023.
  • Sales information covered for the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and Japan.

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  • Stay ahead of the competition by understanding the changing competitive landscape for Migraine
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  • Make more informed business decisions from insightful and in-depth analysis of Beta blockers performance
  • Obtain sales forecast for Beta blockers from 2012-2023 in the top seven countries (the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and Japan)
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents

  • 1.1. List of Tables
  • 1.2. List of Figures

2. Introduction

  • 2.1. Catalyst
  • 2.2. Related Reports
  • 2.3. Upcoming Related Reports

3. Disease Overview

  • 3.1. Etiology and Pathophysiology
    • 3.1.1. Etiology
    • 3.1.2. Pathophysiology
    • 3.1.3. Prognosis
  • 3.2. Symptoms
    • 3.2.1. Premonitory Phase
    • 3.2.2. Aura Phase
    • 3.2.3. Headache Phase
    • 3.2.4. Postdrome Phase

4. Disease Management

  • 4.1. Treatment Overview
    • 4.1.1. Acute Migraine Treatment
    • 4.1.2. Preventive Migraine Treatment

5. Competitive Assessment

  • 5.1. Overview
  • 5.2. Strategic Competitor Assessment

6. Beta Blockers

  • 6.1. Overview
  • 6.2. Efficacy
  • 6.3. Safety
  • 6.4. SWOT Analysis
  • 6.5. Forecast

7. Appendix

  • 7.1. Bibliography
  • 7.2. Abbreviations
  • 7.3. Methodology
  • 7.4. Forecasting Methodology
    • 7.4.1. Diagnosed Migraine Patients
    • 7.4.2. Percent Drug-treated Patients
    • 7.4.3. General Pricing Assumptions
    • 7.4.4. Individual Drug Assumptions
    • 7.4.5. Generic Erosion
  • 7.5. Physicians and Specialists Included in this Study
  • 7.6. Survey of Prescribing Physicians
  • 7.7. About the Authors
    • 7.7.1. Author
    • 7.7.2. Reviewer
    • 7.7.3. Global Head of Healthcare
  • 7.8. About GlobalData
  • 7.9. Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Classification of Migraine Subtypes
  • Table 2: Diagnostic Criteria for Migraine with Aura
  • Table 3: Diagnostic Criteria for Migraine without Aura
  • Table 4: Treatment Guidelines for Migraine
  • Table 5: Most Prescribed Drugs for Migraine by Class in the Major Markets, 2013
  • Table 6: Product Profile - Beta Blockers
  • Table 7: Beta Blockers SWOT Analysis, 2013
  • Table 8: Global Sales Forecasts ($m) for Beta Blockers, 2012-2023
  • Table 9: Physicians Surveyed, By Country

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Migraine Treatment Algorithm in the 7MM
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