Generic Name: Erenumab (e REN ue mab)
Brand Name: Aimovig, Aimovig (140 MG Dose)
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 9, 2019.
Uses of Aimovig:
- It is used to prevent migraine headaches.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Aimovig?
- If you are allergic to Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab); any part of Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab); or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Aimovig?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If you have a latex allergy, talk with your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Aimovig) best taken?
Use Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin on the top of the thigh, belly area, or upper arm.
- If you will be giving yourself the shot, your doctor or nurse will teach you how to give the shot.
- If stored in a refrigerator, let Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) come to room temperature before using it. Leave it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Do not heat Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab).
- Protect from heat and sunlight.
- Do not shake.
- Do not give into skin within 2 inches of the belly button.
- Do not give into skin that is irritated, tender, bruised, red, scaly, hard, scarred, or has stretch marks.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- This medicine is colorless to a faint yellow. Do not use if the solution changes color.
- Throw away after using. Do not use the device more than 1 time.
- Throw away needles in a needle/sharp disposal box. Do not reuse needles or other items. When the box is full, follow all local rules for getting rid of it. Talk with a doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- After taking a missed dose, start a new schedule based on when the dose is taken.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
What are some other side effects of Aimovig?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Pain, redness, or swelling where the shot was given.
- Constipation is common with Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab). In some people, severe constipation led to treatment in a hospital or surgery. Call your doctor right away if you have constipation that is severe or does not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Aimovig?
- Store in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
- Store in the original container to protect from light.
- Do not use if it has been frozen.
- If you drop Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) on a hard surface, do not use it.
- If needed, you may store at room temperature for up to 7 days. Write down the date you take Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) out of the refrigerator. If stored at room temperature and not used within 7 days, throw Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) away.
- Do not put Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab) back in the refrigerator after it has been stored at room temperature.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Aimovig (140 MG Dose) (erenumab), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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- Drug class: CGRP inhibitors
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