What is Aimovig, and what is it used for?

Aimovig is a prescription medicine used for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

It is not known if Aimovig is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.

Before you start using Aimovig, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you are:

  • Allergic to rubber or latex. The needle shield within the white cap of the single-dose prefilled SureClick® autoinjectors and the gray needle cap of the single-dose prefilled syringes contain dry natural rubber.

Tell your pharmacist or healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including any prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements.

What are the side effects of Aimovig?

Common side effects of Aimovig include:

What is the dosage of Aimovig?

  • Take Aimovig exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
  • Before you inject, always check the label of your single-dose prefilled autoinjector or single-dose prefilled syringe to make sure you have the correct medicine and the correct dose of Aimovig.
  • Aimovig is injected under your skin (subcutaneously) 1 time each month.
  • Aimovig comes in 2 different types of devices: a single-dose (1 time) prefilled autoinjector or a single-dose (1 time) prefilled syringe. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the type and dose that is best for you.
  • If your healthcare provider prescribes the 70 mg dose for you, take 1 injection.
  • If your healthcare provider prescribes the 140 mg dose for you, take 2 separate injections one after another, using a different prefilled autoinjector or prefilled syringe for each injection.
  • If you want to use the same body site for the two separate injections, make sure the second injection it is not at the same spot you used for the first injection.
  • If you forget to take Aimovig or are not able to take the dose at the regular time, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. After that, you can continue to take Aimovig 1 time each month from the date of your last dose.
  • See the detailed “Instructions for Use” on complete information on how to take Aimovig. (FDA label)

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What drugs interact with Aimovig?

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Is Aimovig safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Before you start using Aimovig, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you are:

  • Pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Aimovig will harm your unborn baby.
  • Breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

It is not known if Aimovig passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Aimovig or breastfeed.

Summary

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) is a prescription migraine medication for adults. Common side effects of Aimovig include pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site and constipation. The injectable migraine medication is taken with a single-dose prefilled autoinjector or in a single-dose prefilled syringe.

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Medically Reviewed on 2/24/2020
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