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NURTEC ODT

Used for Migraines

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NURTEC ODT Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Warnings & Dosing

What is NURTEC ODT?

What is NURTEC ODT?

NURTEC ODT is the brand name for rimegepant and is available as an oral disintegrating tablet.

What dosages is NURTEC ODT available in?

What dosages is NURTEC ODT available in?

NURTEC ODT is available as a 75 mg orally disintegrating tablet.

What is NURTEC ODT used for?

What is NURTEC ODT used for?

NURTEC ODT is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor blocker and is used for the following:
Short-term treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults
Prevention of migraines in adults

How does NURTEC ODT work?

How does NURTEC ODT work?

NURTEC ODT is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor blocker, which means it blocks CGRP receptors in the brain to prevent certain cellular processes that are thought to be involved with causing migraines. This can also help stop migraine pain and any inflammation (swelling) in your brain.

How do I take NURTEC ODT?

How do I take NURTEC ODT?

NURTEC ODT is dosed as follows:

  • Acute treatment of migraine: The typical dose is 75 mg placed on top of or under your tongue as needed when you have a migraine attack. Don’t take more than 75 mg in one day
  • Prevention of migraine: The typical dose is 75 mg placed on top of or under your tongue every other day
Is it safe for me to take NURTEC ODT?

Is it safe for me to take NURTEC ODT?

NURTEC ODT is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

NURTEC ODT Common Side Effects

NURTEC ODT Common Side Effects

Common side effects of NURTEC ODT:

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain or indigestion
NURTEC ODT Serious Side Effects

NURTEC ODT Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with NURTEC ODT. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious allergic reactions: trouble breathing, rash, swelling of your mouth, face, or throat
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on NURTEC ODT

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on NURTEC ODT

The following medications may interact with NURTEC ODT:

  • Strong CYP3A4 Inhibitors: Avoid concomitant administration
  • Moderate CYP3A4 Inhibitors: Avoid another dose within 48 hours when administered with a moderate CYP3A4 inhibitor
  • Strong and Moderate CYP3A Inducers: Avoid concomitant administration
  • Potent Inhibitors of P-gp: Avoid another dose of NURTEC ODT within 48 hours when administered with a potent P-gp inhibitor
Who makes NURTEC ODT?

Who makes NURTEC ODT?

Pfizer

Is NURTEC ODT safe in pregnancy?

Is NURTEC ODT safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if NURTEC ODT will harm your unborn baby. There is a pregnancy exposure registry for women who take NURTEC ODT during pregnancy. The study is named MONITOR (Migraine Observational NURTEC Pregnancy Registry). A registry is a study. The purpose of this registry is to collect information about your health and the health of your baby. Your healthcare provider can help you enroll in this registry. You may also enroll yourself or get more information about the registry by calling 1-877-366-0324, emailing nurtecpregnancyregistry@ppd.com, or by visiting  Nurtec pregnancy registry 

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