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When do you take Nurtec ODT and how is it taken?

Medically reviewed by Nicole France, BPharm. Last updated on July 23, 2021.

Official answer


When to take Nurtec ODT (rimegepant) depends on whether you are using it to treat or prevent a migraine.

Nurtect ODT is an orally disintegrating tablet used by adults for the:

  • Acute treatment of migraine with or without aura
  • Prevention of episodic migraines

When to take Nurtec ODT to treat a migraine

For the acute treatment of a migraine - to treat a migraine attack when it occurs - take 1 tablet as needed. Do not take more than 1 tablet in 24 hours or 18 tablets in 30 days.

When to take Nurtec ODT to prevent a migraine

For the prevention of migraines, take 1 tablet every other day. Do not take more than 18 tablets in 30 days or 1 tablet in 24 hours.

How to take Nurtec ODT

Nurtec ODT comes in a foil covered blister pack. To take a dose of Nurtec ODT:

  • Make sure your hands are dry before opening the blister pack.
  • Carefully peel back the foil covering on 1 blister and gently remove the Nurtec ODT tablet. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Do not remove Nurtec ODT from a blister until you need to take it. Nurtec ODT should not be stored outside of the blister pack.
  • Immediately place the tablet under the tongue to dissolve. No water or other drink is required.

Nurtec ODT is absorbed quickly and can start working within an hour.


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