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Brand Names: Aimovig SureClick Autoinjector, Aimovig, Aimovig SureClick Autoinjector (2 packs)
Dosage Form: (aooe 140 mg/mL; aooe 70 mg/mL) subcutaneous solution
Drug Class: CGRP inhibitors

What is Erenumab?

Erenumab is used to treat migraine headaches in adults.Erenumab can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Erenumab

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Erenumab may cause serious side effects. Contact your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

  • Extreme constipation or constipation that has symptoms like abdominal pain, stomach pain, vomiting, the stomach becoming bloated or swelling,
  • Extreme headache with blurred vision and the pounding of your neck or ears.

Common negative side effects of erenumab can include:

  • Constipation
  • The swelling, pain, or redness in the area where the medication was injected.

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Take only according to the directions. Talk to your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergy.

Before you Take this Drug

Erenumab is not a good choice if you have an allergy to it.

Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to be pregnant. It isn't known if Erenumab can harm an unborn baby. But experiencing migraine headaches during pregnancy could lead to complications like preeclampsia (dangerously high blood pressure that can cause medical issues for both the baby and mother). The benefits of avoiding migraines could outweigh the risks for the baby.

Consult a physician to determine whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking erenumab.

How to Take Erenumab?

Follow the directions on your prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Make sure you use the medication exactly as prescribed.

Erenumab is injected underneath the skin, typically every month. The doctor may instruct you on how to use the drug on your own.Take note of and follow the instructions that are included with your medication. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor for clarification if you aren't sure about the instructions.Make sure to prepare your injection once you're prepared to administer it. Avoid using it when the medication is changing color or has particles. Contact your pharmacist to inquire about the latest medication.

Each autoinjector or syringe that is prefilled is intended for use once only. Dispose of it after just one use, regardless of whether there is some medicine in it.Be careful not to shake the syringe or autoinjector, or you could ruin the medication.Your dosage requirements could change when you change the brand, strength, or type of this medication. Be sure to use only the strength and form the doctor recommends.

The erenumab capsule should be stored in its original container in the refrigerator in a cool, dark place away from light and heat. Do not keep it in the freezer.

Remove the medicine from the refrigerator and allow it to be at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to injecting the dose. Keep away from direct sunlight. Avoid heating the medication by boiling hot water or using the microwave.The medicine can be stored for up to 7 days at room temperature.Use a needle or the syringe once only and put them in the puncture proof "sharps" container. Be sure to follow the laws of your state or city on how to dispose of the container. Keep it out of the reach of pets and children.

Details on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Migraine Prophylaxis:

70 mg subcutaneously every month.
Some patients could benefit from 140 mg subcutaneously every month.
Use: To prevent the treatment of migraine.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Take the medication when you are able to remember, and then you can return to your normal dosage schedule. Avoid using two doses at the same time.

What Happens If I Overdose?

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

What Should be Avoided?

Do not inject erenumab into skin that is bruised, red, or tender.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other medications may interact with the erenumab effect, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about the medicines you are currently taking and any medications you begin or stop taking.