Ubrelvy vs. Aimovig

Reviewed on 12/9/2020

Are Ubrelvy and Aimovig the Same Thing?

Ubrelvy (ubrogepant) and Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) Injection are calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonists used to treat migraine in adults.

Ubrelvy is used for acute treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults while Aimovig is used for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

Side effects of Ubrelvy that are different from Aimovig include nausea, drowsiness, and dry mouth.

Side effects of Aimovig that are different from Ubrelvy include injection site reactions (pain or redness), constipation, and muscle spasms or cramps.

Ubrelvy may interact with ketoconazole, itraconazole, clarithromycin, verapamil, cyclosporine, ciprofloxacin, fluconazole, fluvoxamine, grapefruit juice, rifampin, phenytoin, barbiturates, St. John's wort, quinidine, carvedilol, eltrombopag, and curcumin.

Aimovig may interact with other drugs.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Ubrelvy?

Common side effects of Ubrelvy include:

  • nausea,
  • drowsiness, and
  • dry mouth

What Are Possible Side Effects of Aimovig?

Common side effects of Aimovig include:

  • injection site reactions (pain or redness),
  • constipation, and
  • muscle spasms or
  • cramps

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What Is Ubrelvy?

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

What Is Aimovig?

Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) Injection is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

What Drugs Interact With Ubrelvy?

Ubrelvy may interact with other medicines such as:

  • ketoconazole,
  • itraconazole,
  • clarithromycin,
  • verapamil,
  • cyclosporine,
  • ciprofloxacin,
  • fluconazole,
  • fluvoxamine,
  • grapefruit juice,
  • rifampin,
  • phenytoin,
  • barbiturates,
  • St. John's wort,
  • quinidine,
  • carvedilol,
  • eltrombopag, and
  • curcumin

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Aimovig?

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

How Should Ubrelvy be Taken?

The recommended dose of Ubrelvy is 50 mg or 100 mg taken orally, as needed. If needed, a second dose of Ubrelvy may be administered at least 2 hours after the initial dose.

How Should Aimovig be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Aimovig is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each.

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References
AbbVie. Ubrelvy Product Information.

https://www.ubrelvy.com/

Amgen. Aimovig Product Information.

https://www.aimovig.com/

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