Nurtec ODT FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Actual
Nurtec ODT
Patients

What is Nurtec ODT?

Nurtec ODT is an orally‑dissolving tablet proven to treat and prevent migraines 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?

In people with migraine, there are elevated levels of a protein called calcitonin gene‑related peptide (CGRP) in the brain. These proteins attach to and activate receptors in the brain, which is believed to cause migraine attacks.

Nurtec ODT works by blocking CGRP receptors from being activated.* This can help to prevent migraines. And during an attack, it can help stop the pain signals, swelling of blood vessels, and inflammation that occurs in the brain.

*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. Note that Nurtec ODT can also be taken to prevent migraines, so ask your doctor about your treatment plan and make sure to discuss your current medications and treatment goals.

How fast can Nurtec ODT work?

Nurtec ODT can start working fast. In one study, some people taking Nurtec ODT were free from their migraine pain and most bothersome symptom in as soon as 2 hours. And some people were able to get back to normal activities in as soon as 60 minutes.

The study included 1351 people who took either Nurtec ODT (669 people) or placebo (682 people) to treat their migraine. 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.

The preventive effect of Nurtec ODT can also start working fast. In another study, some people taking Nurtec saw a reduction in their weekly migraine days during weeks 9‑12. But some people also experienced reduced monthly migraine days in as soon as 1 week.

The study included 695 people who took either Nurtec (348 people) or placebo (347 people) to prevent their migraines, more people taking Nurtec experienced reduced monthly migraine days during weeks 9‑12 and weeks 1‑12.

What are the most common side effects of Nurtec ODT?

The most common side effects of Nurtec ODT were nausea (which only 2.7% of people experienced, vs 0.8% for placebo) and stomach pain/indigestion (which only 2.4% of people experienced, vs 0.8% 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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*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. 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.

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