NURTEC ODT/VYDURA (Rimegepant) 75mg

NURTEC ODT/VYDURA (Rimegepant) 75mg

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What is this medication?

Antimigraine AgentCalcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) Receptor Antagonist

Brand Name US: Nurtec ODT
United Kingdom Equivalent: Vydura

Rimegepant is indicated for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

How does this medication work? 

NURTEC ODT/VYDURA (Rimegepant) works by blocking CGRP receptors from being activated. This can help to treat and prevent migraine attacks. Rimegepant can also help stop the pain signals, swelling of blood vessels, and inflammation that occurs in the brain.

How should I take this medication? 

Orally Disintegrating Tablet: Take 75mg at onset of migraine (Maximum dosage = 75mg/24 hours)

How to Take: Follow instructions provided by physician/pharmacy label, usually once every other day unless otherwise directed. It can be taken sublingually (by letting the tablet dissolve under your tongue) or orally (by letting the tablet dissolve on top of your tongue).

What should I watch for while using this medication? 

Before starting NURTEC ODT/VYDURA (Rimegepant), make sure your physician is aware of any allergies, medications you currently take, or if you had recent cardiovascular or cerebrovascular ischemic events.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose while taking Rimegepant to help prevent migraine episodes, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double or extra doses to make up for the next dose. 

How should I store this medication?

Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C). Protect from light. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.

What are the possible side effects of using this medication?

Abdominal pain, dyspepsia, nausea, skin rash, hypersensitivity reaction.

Note this is not a complete list of side effects for NURTEC ODT/VYDURA (Rimegepant), only common ones.