The purpose of this guidance is to assist sponsors in the clinical development of prescription drugs for the acute treatment of migraine. Specifically, this guidance addresses FDA’s current thinking regarding the overall development program and clinical trial designs to support approval of prescription drugs for the acute treatment of migraine. This guidance does not apply to overthe-counter drug products. This guidance also does not address the development of drugs indicated to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. Such development will be addressed separately in a future guidance.

This guidance does not contain discussion of the general issues of statistical analysis or clinical trial design. Those topics are addressed in the ICH guidances for industry E9 Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials and E10 Choice of Control Group and Related Issues in Clinical Trials, respectively.

Posted on the FDA website on 15 February 2018