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Nurtec ODT FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Nurtec ODT is an orally‑dissolving tablet proven to treat and prevent migraines in adults.
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, are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Nurtec ODT can harm your unborn baby. The amount of rimegepant present in breast milk is less than 1%. 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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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.
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.
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.
The most common side effects of Nurtec ODT were nausea (2.7%) and indigestion/stomach pain (2.4%).
Eligible patients with commercial insurance may pay as little as $0 per month.*
*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, 2023. Pfizer reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend this offer without notice anytime. This Program is managed by ConnectiveRx on behalf of Pfizer.
Yes! Your healthcare provider may already be offering virtual consultations. Nurtec ODT also has two medical telemedicine partners—Custom Connect and Cove. With both Custom Connect and Cove, you have access to licensed medical providers who can help you manage your migraine treatment. And if they prescribe you Nurtec ODT, they can also make sure it's easy to fill your prescription—whether at your pharmacy or at-home delivery. Learn more about your telemedicine options.
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6 things to talk to your doctor about
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.