Prevent Problems With the New, Injectable Aimovig for Migraine Prevention
You'll hear buzz about Aimovig (AIM-oh-vig, erenumab), a new, injectable biologic to PREVENT migraine in adults.
Expect Aimovig to be saved for when patients don't respond to, or can't tolerate, first-line meds for preventing migraine...such as beta-blockers (propranolol, etc), topiramate, or valproate.
Aimovig blocks the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor...to help decrease migraine attacks. Expect more of these "CGRP antagonists" to be approved within a few months.