How to Take Nurtec ODT

One quick-
dissolving dose

People have reported that they often have to rely on an additional dose of medication to treat a migraine attack,* but with Nurtec ODT, that doesn't have to be the case.

Not actual tablet size.


of people chose not to take additional acute medication, including over-the-counter medications, to treat their migraine attack after one dose of Nurtec ODT, versus 71% of people taking placebo.

Ellie W
Actual Nurtec ODT Patient

Hear about how Nurtec ODT worked for some migraine
patients by visiting our Patient Stories page.

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*Based on a December 23, 2019-January 17, 2020 U.S. online survey
completed by 1076 adults with migraine. Respondents were recruited
from the National Headache Foundation membership list.

Taking Nurtec ODT is simple


Only remove
Nurtec ODT from the
blister pack right
before taking it.


Place Nurtec ODT
on or under your tongue.
It will dissolve within
seconds—no water needed.


Nurtec ODT can help
you get back to the
things that matter—free
from pain and symptoms.

In a study of people who took either Nurtec ODT (669 people) or placebo (682 people), more people taking Nurtec ODT experienced pain freedom and freedom from their most bothersome symptom (selected from light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, or nausea) at 2 hours vs placebo. Additionally, more people taking Nurtec ODT experienced freedom from functional disability and pain relief as early as 60 minutes vs placebo. These benefits were sustained through 48 hours for some people.

Nurtec ODT offers
freedom & flexibility

Nurtec ODT blister pack

Nurtec ODT comes in an 8-blister pack.
Each blister contains one dose designed for one migraine.
So, each pack can give you enough relief for 8 migraines.

Take Nurtec ODT as soon as your migraine strikes, but not more than once in a 24hr period.

May be taken by people with stable cardiovascular disease or risk factors. People with stable cardiovascular disease were included in clinical trials if they had no acute episodes 6 months before entering the trial.

You may be able to take Nurtec ODT with: Oral contraceptives and some antidepressants, preventive medication for migraine or other acute medication for migraine.

Nurtec ODT is a non-narcotic treatment.

The safety of treating more than 15 migraines in a 30-day period has not been established.

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

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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.

See full Prescribing Information and Patient Information.