Migraine and headache:
Indications for AIMOVIG:
Prophylaxis of migraine.
Give by SC inj into abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. 70mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from 140mg once monthly.
Do not inj into tender, bruised, red, or hard areas. Discontinue if serious hypersensitivity reaction occurs; treat appropriately. Monitor for severe constipation, new-onset hypertension, or worsening of preexisting hypertension; manage appropriately. Latex allergy (needle shield/cap). Elderly. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist.
Concomitant drugs that decrease GI motility may increase risk for severe constipation and related-complications.
Inj site reactions, constipation (may be severe), cramps, muscle spasms.
Generic Drug Availability:
Single-dose prefilled SureClick autoinjector—1; Single-dose prefilled syringe—1