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Atogepant

Generic Name: Atogepant (a toe’ je pant)
Name of Brand: Qulipta
Dosage Form: Tab (10 mg; 30 mg; 60 mg)
Drug Class: CGRP inhibitors

What Is Atogepant?

Atogepant (Qulipta) is an approved prescription medication to prevent chronic headaches in adults. Atogepant works as a CGRP inhibitor (calcitonin gene-related antagonist of peptide receptors), which acts by blocking the activity of a small protein (CGRP) within the body, which is associated with headaches as well as pain.

Atogepant has been proven in clinical trials to decrease the frequency of migraines, decrease the number of headache days per month, and reduce the number of days that patients require other medications for migraine treatment.Atogepant is a daily tablet that has been FDA-approved to treat chronic migraine headaches in adults.

Before You Take This Drug

Inform your doctor about any medical condition prior to taking Atogepant. For example, if you have:

  • Have liver issues.

  • Have kidney problems or are on dialysis.

  • You are planning to get pregnant or are already pregnant since it's unclear whether this medicine can affect your baby's unborn child.

  • You are planning to feed your baby or have already started breastfeeding, as it isn't known whether this medicine will be absorbed into breast milk. Discuss with your healthcare professional the best method for you to provide your child with food when taking this medication.

  • Are allergic to atogepant as well as any other components that are in the atogepant tablets. The list of ingredients for Qulipta Atogepant's brand is provided below.

How to Take an Atogepant?

  • Atogepant is an oral tablet taken orally (orally).

  • Atogepant is consumed once a day at around the same time every day.

    It can be eaten either with or without food.

  • Atogepant helps to avoid migraines. It is recommended to take it each day, regardless of whether you are feeling well or suffer from migraines.

  • Follow this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Don't stop using your antibiotic without consulting your physician.

Details On Dosage

Qulipta Atogepant brand is available in 30 mg, 10 mg, and 60 mg tablets.

The dose that is used to prevent migraine is:

  • 10, 30, or 60 mg are taken orally every day and can be taken either with or without meals.

The dosage you're prescribed will depend on your kidney function as well as any other medications you are taking. Read more below: "What other drugs will affect atogepant?"

What Happens if I Miss The Dose?

If you do not remember a dose, you should take it as soon as you can. But if it's close to the time for your next dose, avoid any missed doses and go on with the regular schedule of dosing. Don't take a double dose to compensate for missed doses.

What Happens If I Overdose?

In the event of an overdose In the event of an overdose, contact toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. The helpline is also accessible on the internet through Poison

Help. If a person has fallen, has difficulty breathing, has a seizure, or isn't able to wake up immediately, contact emergency assistance at 911.

Side Effects Of Atogepant

Common adverse side effects include:

  • Constipation,

  • Nausea and

  • Fatigue.

There are many potential side effects that can be triggered by atogepant. Consult your doctor, pharmacist, or a health specialist for advice regarding medical adverse effects.

All side effects not reported should be submitted to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction With Other Drugs

Talk to your pharmacist, doctor, or healthcare professional concerning your other prescription and non-prescription supplements, vitamins, and nutritional supplements that you are taking, are planning to take, or are reducing or stopping the dose of.Certain medications and other items may affect atogepant. Your physician may have to adjust the doses of your medication or observe your reaction to adverse effects based on the other medications you are taking.

It is crucial to inform your healthcare professional about any of these drugs:

  • Ketoconazole or itraconazole

  • Cyclosporine

  • Clarithromycin

  • Rifampin

  • Carbamazepine

  • Phenytoin

  • St. John's wort

  • Efavirenz

  • Etravirine

It is not an exhaustive list of interactions with drugs like atogepant. It is not possible to list all the interactions included here.

 

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