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Rimegepant Side Effects

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

Applies to rimegepant: oral tablet disintegrating.

Serious side effects of Rimegepant

Along with its needed effects, rimegepant 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.


The most common adverse reaction was nausea for both acute use and preventive use.[Ref]


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

Abdominal pain/dyspepsia includes epigastric discomfort, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, abdominal tenderness, abdominal distention, and low and upper abdominal pain.[Ref]


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


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity reactions (including dyspnea and severe rash)[Ref]


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

Frequently asked questions


1. Product Information. Nurtec ODT (rimegepant). Biohaven Pharmaceuticals. 2023.

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

3. Product Information. Vydura (rimegepant). Pfizer Ltd. 2023.

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.