Nurtec ODT FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Nurtec ODT

What is Nurtec ODT?

Nurtec ODT is an orally-dissolving tablet used for the acute treatment of migraine in adults.

Is Nurtec ODT right for me?

Ask your doctor whether Nurtec ODT could be right for you.

Before starting Nurtec ODT, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Nurtec ODT can harm your unborn baby or if it passes into your breast milk. Tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems.

People with a history of hypersensitivity to rimegepant or any of the components of Nurtec ODT should avoid taking Nurtec ODT. If you have an allergic reaction such as trouble breathing or rash while taking Nurtec ODT, seek medical help right away. This reaction can happen days after you take Nurtec ODT.

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How does Nurtec ODT work?

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.

Nurtec ODT works by blocking CGRP receptors.* This can help stop the pain signals, swelling of blood vessels, and inflammation that occur in the brain during a migraine.

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

Can I take Nurtec ODT with my preventive medication for migraine?

Yes, Nurtec ODT can be taken along with preventive medication for migraine. Be sure to talk to your doctor and let them know if you're currently taking any preventive medication for migraine.

How fast can Nurtec ODT work?

In a study, some people taking Nurtec ODT were able to get back to their normal activities in as little as 60 minutes.

The study included 1351 people who took either Nurtec ODT (669 people) or placebo (682 people). More people taking Nurtec ODT experienced freedom from pain, freedom from MBS, freedom from functional disability, and pain relief at 2 hours vs placebo. More people taking Nurtec ODT were also able to maintain these benefits through 48 hours vs placebo. Additionally, more people taking Nurtec ODT experienced pain relief and freedom from functional disability as early as 60 minutes vs placebo.

What is the most common side effect of Nurtec ODT?

The most common side effect with Nurtec ODT was nausea, which only 2% of people experienced (versus 0.4% for placebo).

How can I save on Nurtec ODT?

Eligible patients with commercial insurance may pay as little as $0 per month.*

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*Per 8-tablet prescription.

In order to participate in the Nurtec™ ODT Patient Savings Program ("Program"), you must have a valid prescription for Nurtec™ ODT (rimegepant) orally disintegrating tablets, meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein, adhere to the terms and conditions stated in the Restrictions section below, and present this card to your pharmacist. Eligible patients with commercial insurance may pay as little as $0 out of pocket and limited to one 8-tablet prescription per month. Patients with questions about the Program should call 1‑800‑761‑1568.

Restrictions: This offer is not valid for Non-Insured/Cash-Paying Patients. This Program is not valid for prescriptions covered by or submitted for reimbursement in part or in full by any state or federally funded programs, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, VA, TRICARE (DOD). Patients with managed care restrictions (e.g., prior authorization, step edit) may not be eligible for this offer if such managed care restrictions persist. Continued eligibility may require that the patient has a prior authorization form submitted. This offer may not be used with any other financial assistance program, free trial, discount, prescription savings card or other offer. Valid only for patients 18 years and older in the United States including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This Program is void if copied, transferred, purchased, altered, or traded and where prohibited by law. Limit one offer per individual. This offer expires on December 31, 2021. Biohaven Pharmaceuticals reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend this offer without notice anytime. This Program is managed by ConnectiveRx on behalf of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals.

How does the digital savings card work?

For help with your digital savings card, reply "HELP" to 267-89. To cancel your enrollment, simply reply "STOP" to 267-89. See digital savings card FAQ and Conditions. Message & Data Rates may apply. Message frequency varies.

Who can prescribe Nurtec ODT?

Nurtec ODT can be prescribed by healthcare professionals (HCPs) such as primary care physicians, neurologists, and headache specialists. Get help getting Nurtec ODT or finding an HCP.

Is Nurtec ODT available through telemedicine?

Yes! Your healthcare provider may already be offering virtual consultations. Nurtec ODT has also partnered with Cove, a telemedicine company focused entirely on migraine. Cove can connect you with an independent, licensed healthcare provider who will manage your migraine care and help you get Nurtec ODT if appropriate. Learn more about Cove.

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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 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.

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