About Migraine

What is migraine?

A migraine is a severe, throbbing, recurring
pain, often on one side of the head, with
symptoms like sensitivity to light or sound
and nausea. Because the disease
is invisible
to others, the burden of
migraine is often misunderstood and 


in the U.S.
impacted by

Ellie W
Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

What causes

During migraine attacks, a nerve in the brain releases a protein called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). CGRP attaches to and activates receptors* in the brain and is believed to play a key role in migraine attacks.

*Receptors help cells communicate and bring about responses, such as pain.

The impact of migraine

Migraines can last anywhere between 4-72 hours and can have a major impact on your life.
Whether it's the pain, the symptoms, or the effects of some acute treatments, functioning
normally at work or at home with a migraine can be extremely difficult.

The World Health Organization classifies migraine
as one of the top 10 leading causes of disability.

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Important Safety Information

Do not take Nurtec ODT if you are allergic to Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) or any of its ingredients.

Before you take Nurtec ODT, tell your healthcare provider (HCP) about all your medical conditions,
including if you:

  • have liver problems,
  • have kidney problems,
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant,
  • breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed.

Tell your HCP about all the medicines you take, including prescription and
over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Nurtec ODT may cause serious side effects including allergic reactions, including trouble breathing and rash. This can happen days after you take Nurtec ODT. Call your HCP or get emergency help right away if you have swelling of the face, mouth, tongue, or throat or trouble breathing. This occurred in less than 1% of patients treated with Nurtec ODT.

The most common side effect of Nurtec ODT was nausea (2% of patients). This is not the only possible side effect of Nurtec ODT. Tell your HCP if you have any side effects.

You are encouraged to report side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088 or report side effects to Biohaven at 1‑833‑4Nurtec.

What is Nurtec ODT?

Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) orally disintegrating tablets is a prescription medicine for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults. Nurtec ODT is not used as a preventive treatment of migraine. It is not known if Nurtec ODT is safe and effective in children.

See full Prescribing Information and Patient Information.