Erenumab (Aimovig)
The new migraine injection

If you suffer from migraine and you feel as if it’s impacting your relationships, work and personal life, you’re not alone. Migraine is the third most common disease worldwide, affecting around 1 in 7 people*. If you feel like you’ve used all treatment options and nothing has worked, you’re not alone either. Many migraine patients feel like painkillers and other migraine medicines do not work for them, or they can’t take them long-term. But now there’s a new hope.

*According to The Migraine Trust

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The newly approved migraine injection

Erenumab (Aimovig) is a newly approved migraine injection that could offer new hope for people who suffer from migraine. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), erenumab (Aimovig) is, globally, the first and only approved CGRP receptor blocker and the first in a new class of preventative migraine medicines1.

What is erenumab (Aimovig)?

Erenumab (Aimovig) is an injection for migraine, which is taken once per month. Clinical studies published by the FDA show that it may offer relief for people with chronic and episodic migraine, by blocking specific molecules that are thought to play a role in migraine.2 There are multiple medicines in this field currently being studied (fremanezumab, for example), which could mean others are approved in the future.

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How effective is erenumab (Aimovig) according to the studies?

After 3 months, people taking erenumab (Aimovig) experienced 6-7 fewer monthly migraine days
 on average1
After 6 months, people taking erenumab (Aimovig) experienced 3-4 fewer monthly migraine
 days on average1
Placebo
Aimovig 70 mg
Aimovig 140 mg
*. Aimovig™ (erenumab-aooe) prescribing information, Amgen. ** Goadsby PJ, Reuter U, Hallström Y, et al. A controlled trial of erenumab for episodic migraine. N Engl J Med. 2017;377(22):2123-2132. *** Safety and efficacy of erenumab for preventive treatment of chronic migraine: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 trial Tepper, Stewart et al. The Lancet Neurology ,
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How to use the new migraine injection (erenumab)*

Erenumab (Aimovig) comes in a simple SureClick autoinjector2.
It is taken by pressing the autoinjector against your skin and pressing a button2. (This injection may be comparable with using an insulin-autoinjector).
If your doctor prescribes 70 mg, you’ll take one injection. For 140 mg, you’ll take two2.
*This information is not intended to be a guide for taking erenumab (Aimovig). Please consult the full prescribing information and administration instructions before using erenumab (Aimovig).

How do these new blockers like erenumab (Aimovig) work?

Research shows that during migraines, there is an increase in calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) which is thought to play a role in what causes migraines and how they are felt.3
The active ingredient in erenumab (Aimovig) blocks the receptor of CGRP3.
By blocking CGRP and its receptor, it’s thought that treatments like erenumab (Aimovig) reduce the frequency of migraine3.

How can I get erenumab (Aimovig)?

It may be the case that erenumab is not yet approved or available in your country, which may mean you will experience delays in accessing this medicine. We’re here to help.

With a prescription from your treating doctor TheSocialMedwork can support you to obtain erenumab (Aimovig) from outside your country. Our team of pharmacists and regulatory experts delivers elsewhere approved medicines around the world every day. They are ready to assist with sourcing and delivery, and will guide you through every step of the process.

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References

  1. FDA approves novel preventive treatment for migraine. 17/05/2018. https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm608120.htm
  2. Aimovig. Cited 18/07/2018. www.aimovig.com
  3. CGRP as the target of new migraine therapies. Edvinsson L. et al. Nature Reviews Neurology. 24/04/2018; volume 14: 338–350.