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Ajovy ® Alternatives

Ajovy ®(fremanezumab)
Ubrelvy®(ubrogepant)
Prescription Only
Ajovy is a prescription medication that can be self-injected once a month or once every three months under the skin to prevent migraine headaches. The most commonly reported side...
Prescription Only
Ubrelvy is a medication that adults can use to treat acute migraine attacks. It works by blocking CGRP, a protein believed to contribute to migraine attacks by causing pain, blood...
Dosage & Administration
Administration
Subcutaneous. Learn more.
Oral. Learn more.
Dosing
225 mg monthly or 675 mg every 3 months (as three consecutive injections of 225 mg each). Learn more.
50 mg or 100 mg as needed. Maximum daily dose: 200 mg. Severe Hepatic or Severe Renal Impairment: 50 mg.. Learn more.
Latin Shorthand
225 mg/mo or 675 mg q3mo. Learn more.
50 mg PRN or 100 mg PRN. Severe Renal Impairment: 50mg.. Learn more.
Financial Assistance
Out-Of-Pocket Costs With Copay Card
Annual Cap
Patient specific maximum benefit.. Learn more.
Maximum savings of $50 per pill for up to 13 prescription fills.. Learn more.
Assistance Expiration
12/31/2023. Learn more.
13 prescription fills. Learn more.
Generics
No lower-cost generic available
No lower-cost generic available
Physician Advisory
Adverse Reactions
The most common adverse reactions (≥5% and greater than placebo) were injection site reactions.. Learn more.
The most common adverse reactions (at least 2% and greater than placebo) were nausea and somnolence.. Learn more.
Mechanism of Actions (MoA)
CGRP Antagonist. Learn more.
CGRP Antagonist. Learn more.
Special Populations
Is there a pregnancy exposure registry for AJOVY?

Yes, there is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to AJOVY during pregnancy. Healthcare providers are encouraged to register pregnant patients, or pregnant women may enroll themselves in the registry by calling 1-833-927-2605 or visiting www.tevamigrainepregnancyregistry.com.

What is the risk associated with the use of AJOVY during pregnancy?

There are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use of AJOVY in pregnant women. AJOVY has a long half-life, which should be taken into consideration for women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using AJOVY. However, administration of fremanezumab-vfrm (the active ingredient in AJOVY) to rats and rabbits during the period of organogenesis or to rats throughout pregnancy and lactation at doses resulting in plasma levels greater than those expected clinically did not result in adverse effects on development.

What is the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population?

The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2-4% and 15-20%, respectively, for the U.S. general population. The estimated rate of major birth defects and miscarriage among deliveries to women with migraine are similar to rates reported in women without migraine.

Is AJOVY safe to use during lactation?

There are no data on the presence of fremanezumab-vfrm (the active ingredient in AJOVY) in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother's clinical need for AJOVY and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from AJOVY or from the underlying maternal condition.

Is AJOVY safe and effective for use in pediatric patients?

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Is there any information on the use of AJOVY in geriatric patients?

Clinical studies of AJOVY did not include sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger subjects.

Is it safe to take UBRELVY during pregnancy?

There are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use of UBRELVY in pregnant women. Patients should be encouraged to enroll in the pregnancy exposure registry that monitors outcomes in women who become pregnant while taking UBRELVY by calling 1-833-277-0206 or visiting http://empresspregnancyregistry.com.

What is the risk of birth defects or miscarriage when taking UBRELVY during pregnancy?

In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriages in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2-4% and 15-20%, respectively. The estimated rate of major birth defects (2.2% -2.9%) and miscarriage (17%) among deliveries to women with migraine are similar to rates reported in women without migraine. However, no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use of UBRELVY in pregnant women is available.

What are the clinical considerations when taking UBRELVY during pregnancy?

Published data have suggested that women with migraine may be at increased risk of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension during pregnancy.

What does animal data suggest about the use of UBRELVY during pregnancy?

In animal studies, adverse effects on embryofetal development were observed following administration of ubrogepant during pregnancy or during pregnancy and lactation at doses greater than those used clinically and which were associated with maternal toxicity. No adverse effects on embryofetal development were observed when ubrogepant was administered to pregnant rats during the period of organogenesis. However, no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use of UBRELVY in pregnant women is available.

What is the risk of taking UBRELVY while breastfeeding?

There are no data on the presence of ubrogepant in human milk, the effects of ubrogepant on the breastfed infant, or the effects of ubrogepant on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for UBRELVY and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from UBRELVY or from the underlying maternal condition.

Is it safe to use UBRELVY in pediatric patients?

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

Are there any pharmacokinetic differences between elderly and younger patients when taking UBRELVY?

Pharmacokinetic studies have shown no clinically significant differences between elderly and younger patients when taking UBRELVY.

Was the use of UBRELVY studied in elderly patients?

Clinical studies of UBRELVY did not include enough elderly patients to determine if they respond differently from younger patients. Dose selection for elderly patients should be cautious and typically start at the low end of the dosing range.

How does hepatic impairment affect the exposure to UBRELVY?

In patients with mild, moderate, or severe hepatic impairment, exposure to UBRELVY was increased by 7%, 50%, and 115%, respectively. No dose adjustment is necessary for mild or moderate hepatic impairment. However, for patients with severe hepatic impairment, dose adjustment is recommended.

How does renal impairment affect the use of UBRELVY?

Renal impairment has a minor effect on the clearance of UBRELVY. No dose adjustment is needed for patients with mild or moderate renal impairment. For those with severe renal impairment (CLcr 15-29 mL/min), dose adjustment is necessary. Patients with end-stage renal disease (CLcr <15 mL/min) should avoid the use of UBRELVY.