Migraine impacts 1 in 7 people, most often between the ages of 15 and 55. And women are three times more likely to have migraine than men.
MILLION PEOPLE in the U.S. are impacted by migraine — one of the most disabling conditions worldwide.
What is migraine?
Migraine is a neurological condition that can cause intense pain on one or both sides of the head for 4 to 72 hours. It is a recurring type of headache. But unlike other headaches, the pain often includes:
Types of migraine
There are two common types of migraine: migraine with and without aura. Aura is a phase of a migraine attack when people may see flashes of light, have blind spots, or feel tingling in their hands or face.
1 in 5
people with migraine experience aura — most commonly men
How migraine can disrupt your life
Some people get a migraine one or two days a month. But others suffer from migraines 15 or more days each month.
While each person experiences migraine differently, the impact almost always disrupts their everyday life. The pain, nausea, sensitivity, and exhaustion make it difficult to function — which can affect work, school, and your family and social life.
It's hard because migraine is always there in the back of your mind. I'm always worried about when the next one's going to happen.
Actual Nurtec ODT Patient
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What are the symptoms of migraine?
People with migraine can experience many different symptoms, which often occur within four stages of a migraine attack.
The first stage of a migraine can start as early as 24 hours before you get an attack. The common signs and symptoms of prodrome include:
10 to 30 minutes prior to an attack, some people experience the aura phase. Aura may also continue in the headache phase of an attack. These symptoms may include:
Seeing bright or flashing lights or zig-zag lines
Feeling tingling or numbness in the hands or face
Stage three is what most people consider the attack itself. Migraines typically start gradually and become more intense over time. The most common symptoms in this stage include:
Throbbing or pulsing pain, commonly on one side of the head
Pain at the temples or behind one eye or ear
Increased sensitivity to light, noise, and odors
Nausea and vomiting
The state following the headache, postdrome can last up to two days after a migraine attack. Symptoms may include:
What causes migraine?
Researchers have yet to pinpoint exactly what causes migraine. Many believe you are more likely to have migraines if it's part of your family history.
More specifically, many researchers believe that a possible cause of migraine pain is related to a protein called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). When the brain releases CGRPs, they attach to receptors and cause nerve inflammation — starting a migraine attack.
Migraine triggers are what can cause a migraine attack. In some cases, a single trigger may cause an attack. In others, several triggers may combine to start a migraine.
What triggers a migraine attack is unique to each person. And knowing what triggers your migraines can help you get ahead of them. Here are some common triggers:
Not enough sleep
Too much sleep
Menstruation & hormonal changes
Cured & processed meats
Bright or flashing lights
Migraine medicine overuse
Learn about the range of available migraine treatments.
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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
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 effects of Nurtec ODT were nausea (2.7%) and stomach pain/indigestion (2.4%). These are not the only possible side effects 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 or call
1‑800‑FDA‑1088 or report side effects to
Biohaven at 1‑833‑4Nurtec.
What is Nurtec ODT?
Nurtec ODT orally disintegrating tablets is a prescription medicine that is used to treat migraine in adults. It is for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura and the preventive treatment of episodic migraine. It is not known if Nurtec ODT is safe and effective in children.
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If you're still making tough compromises when it comes to your migraine treatment plan, it's time to talk to your doctor, whether in person or through .
Discuss your answers to these 6 questions with your doctor to help establish your treatment goals:
Do you ever put off or avoid taking your migraine treatments?
Do any treatments ever disrupt your day or week?
Do you need to protect important days or events from migraine?
Do you use multiple treatments to stop or prevent migraines?
Does managing multiple treatments feel like a burden?
Would you feel more in control if you had one treatment for all of your needs?
Giving your doctor a clear picture of your migraine experiences — including any current treatments — can help them determine whether Nurtec® ODT (rimegepant) is right for you. You can also ask your doctor for a sample of Nurtec ODT.
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