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Nurtec ODT Side Effects

Generic name: rimegepant

Medically reviewed by Philip Thornton, DipPharm. Last updated on Mar 15, 2024.

Note: This document contains side effect information about rimegepant. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Nurtec ODT.

Applies to rimegepant: oral tablet disintegrating.

Serious side effects of Nurtec ODT

Along with its needed effects, rimegepant (the active ingredient contained in Nurtec ODT) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking rimegepant:

Less common


For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rimegepant: oral tablet disintegrating.


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea, abdominal pain/dyspepsia[Ref]


The most commonly reported adverse reaction with acute use has been nausea; with preventive use, nausea, abdominal pain and dyspepsia have been reported.[Ref]


Common (1% to 10%): Urinary tract infection


Uncommon (Less than 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions

Hypersensitivity reactions including dyspnea and severe rash occurred in less than 1% of patients. Delayed serious hypersensitivity has occurred.


Common (1% to 10%): Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis

Frequently asked questions


1. Product Information. Nurtec ODT (rimegepant). Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd. 2023.

2. Product Information. Nurtec ODT (rimegepant). Biohaven Pharmaceuticals. 2020.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.