Nurtec ODT vs. Emgality

Reviewed on 1/19/2021

Are Nurtec ODT and Emgality the Same Thing?

Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) and Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) are calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists used to treat migraine in adults.

Nurtec ODT is used for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura.

Emgality is indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine.

Side effects of Nurtec ODT that are different from Emgality include nausea and hypersensitivity reactions (including shortness of breath and severe rash).

Side effects of Emgality that are different from Nurtec ODT include injection site reactions such as pain, redness, and itching.

Nurtec ODT may interact with strong and moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors, strong and moderate CYP3A inducers, and inhibitors of P-gp or BCRP.

Emgality may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Nurtec ODT?

Common side effects of Nurtec ODT include:

  • nausea and
  • hypersensitivity (including shortness of breath and severe rash)

What Are Possible Side Effects of Emgality?

Common side effects of Emgality include:

  • injection site reactions such as pain, redness, and itching

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What Is Nurtec ODT?

Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist used for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults.

What Is Emgality?

Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) is a calcitonin-gene related peptide antagonist indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

What Drugs Interact With Nurtec ODT?

Nurtec ODT may interact with other medicines such as:

  • strong CYP3A4 inhibitors,
  • moderate CYP3A4 inhibitors,
  • strong and moderate CYP3A inducers, and
  • inhibitors of P-gp or BCRP.

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Emgality?

Emgality may interact with other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

How Should Nurtec ODT be Taken?

The recommended dose of Nurtec ODT is 75 mg taken orally, as needed.

How Should Emgality Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Emgality is a 240 mg loading dose (administered as two consecutive injections of 120 mg each), followed by monthly doses of 120 mg.

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References
Biohaven Pharmaceuticals. Nurtec ODT Product Information

https://www.nurtec.com/

Lilly. Emgality Drug Information.

www.emgality.com

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