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Generic Name: Galcanezumab [GAL-ka-NEZ-ue-mab]
Drug Class: CGRP inhibitors

What is Emgality?

Emgality is a calcitonin gene-related antagonist of peptides.Emgality is a prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches in adults.Emgality is also employed for treating migraine cluster episodes in adults.It isn't clear whether Emgality is secure and effective for children.


Follow the directions on the medicine label and the packaging. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before you Take this Drug

It is not recommended to use Emgality if you have an allergy to galcanezumab.Legality is not a product that is approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years of age.

Consult your doctor if you are expecting. It is not clear if galcanezumab could harm an unborn baby. But experiencing migraine headaches during pregnancy can cause preeclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure that could lead to problems with the mom and child). The advantages of avoiding migraine headaches could outweigh the risks for the baby.

It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking galcanezumab. Consult your physician regarding any potential risks.

How to Take Emgality?

Utilise Emgality exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label and go through all the medication guides or instruction sheets.

Emgality is administered under the skin. The healthcare professional may instruct you on how to use the medication on your own.

To prevent migraine headaches The treatment is typically given as a series of two injections. It is then a single injection every month.

To treat cluster headache episodes, Emgality is usually administered as three injections prior to the beginning of the period that is referred to as the cluster, followed by a single injection every month up to the close of the period.Follow the doctor's instructions for dosing extremely carefully.Be sure to read and adhere to any instructions for use that come along with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor to clarify any instructions.

Only inject once you are ready to administer it. Avoid using any medicine that appears unclear, has changed colour, or has particles. Consult your pharmacist about new medications.Beware of injecting skin that is red, hard, or bruised.Keep this medicine in the original container inside the refrigerator, shielded from sunlight. Avoid shaking or freezing the medication.

You can preserve emotions at room temperature. Keep away from light and use the medication within the next 7 days. Don't put it back in the refrigerator.

Make sure you take a syringe or pen for injection out of the refrigerator and allow it to be at room temperature for about 30 minutes prior to injecting the dose. Don't warm the syringe by using sunlight, hot water, or a microwave.Each syringe or injection pen is designed for only one purpose. It is best to dispose of it after one use, regardless of whether there's still medicine within.

Details on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Migraine Prophylaxis:

Initial dose: 240 mg taken subcutaneously at once.
Dosage for maintenance Subcutaneously, 120 mg once a month.
The initial dose serves as a load dose made up of two subcutaneous injections of 120 mg each.
If you miss a dose, If a dose is missed, take it as soon as you can. The dose will be scheduled starting from the date of the last dose.
Use: As a preventive therapy for migraine.

Usual Adult Dose for Cluster Headache:

Dose 300 mg (three successive subcutaneous injections that each contain 100 mg) at the beginning of the cluster period and every month thereafter until the conclusion of the cluster period.

What Happens if I Miss a Dose?

Utilise the medicine whenever you remember. You can then resume your usual injection schedule one month later. Do not take two doses at once to fill in an absence.

What Happens If I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What Should be Avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any limitations on foods, drinks, or activities.Get immediate medical attention. If you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy, Emgality Hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat

A reaction to galcanezumab that is allergic may develop within a few days following an injection.

Common adverse effects of oestrogen can include:

  • Pain;
  • Redness;
  • Itching;
  • Inflammation where the medicine was injected.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other drugs can be incompatible with galcanezumab, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor all the medicines you are currently taking as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.



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