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MHRA-1577x362July 2 2014
GSL license would restrict pack size to 14 tablets
The medicines regulator is consulting on proposals to reclassify Nexium Control 20mg Gastro Resistant Tablets as a General Sales List medicine.

The MHRA proposes that the product would be licensed for use for the short term treatment of reflux symptoms (eg heartburn and acid regurgitation) in adults, and sold in pack sizes of up to 14 tablets.

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has made the application for the once-daily medicine, which contains the proton pump inhibitor esomeprazole. PPIs have been available in the UK as Pharmacy only medicines since 2004.

Included in the rationale for GSL classification is that appropriate over the counter labelling "can ensure appropriate and safe self-selection by consumers without the specific requirement for the intervention of the pharmacist."

Any comments on the proposals should be sent to the MHRA by July 23 2014.

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