If you regularly suffer from migraines, consider a prescription for Emgality to help lessen symptoms and relieve the pain and sensitivity that comes from these attacks. Emgality is an FDA-approved injection you take once per month for the prevention of and relief from migraines and cluster headaches. Emgality works by targeting what’s called the calcitonin gene-related peptide that is responsible for the pain and inflammation associated with migraines.
The medicine blocks this protein to reduce and eliminate migraine attacks by behaving like the antibodies (monoclonal antibodies) the body produces to fight off infection or pathogens. Emgality works as a monoclonal antibody to attach to the CGRP protein and eliminate your migraines.
- How Do I Use Emgality?
Emgality is used by administering an injection underneath your skin. You can administer Emgality yourself in the comfort of your own home. It comes in single-dose prefilled pens for a 100- or 120-milligram dose. Your healthcare provider will determine the correct dosage based on your symptoms.
The first dose can sometimes take two to three injections to start working effectively and prevent your migraines. After that, you can administer your Emgality injections once per month in your abdomen, the front of your upper legs, buttocks, or the back of your upper arm.
- How Do I Get Emgality?
We at Nurx™ understand the pain and discomfort that migraines can cause, not to mention the very real debilitating effects regular migraine episodes can have on your daily life. That's why we have licensed healthcare professionals that provide you with safe and supportive options to compliment your current healthcare treatment plans.
When you use our services here at Nurx, we make the process of getting Emgality simple. When you sign up, you'll fill out a health assessment. One of our healthcare providers will review and determine if Emgality is right for you. They'll call it in to your local pharmacy, and all you need to do it pick it up. It's that easy!
We also accept a range of insurance plans, and we're always working to expand our list of insurance providers to give you the most streamlined telehealth experience possible.
- What Precautions Do I Need to Take Before Using Emgality?
Talk to your healthcare provider before taking Emgality if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. We also recommend bringing up Emgality with your primary care physician if you experience four or more migraine attacks within one month, and if you have regular episodes of cluster headaches. It's also important to discuss with your healthcare provider if you know you have an allergy to galcanezumab — the active ingredient in Emgality.
- Are There Any Side Effects?
Emgality may come with some mild side effects at the sight of your injection. The most common side effects from Emgality are mild and can include soreness, redness, itching, or a rash around the injection site. Allergic reactions, while uncommon, can also be a side effect of Emgality injections. If you experience a severe rash, hives, or trouble breathing, you may be having an allergic reaction. Discuss any known allergies to medications you may have before taking Emgality to avoid the risk of an allergic reaction.
- Can I Take Other Medications While Using Emgality?
While there are no known interactions between Emgality and other medications, it's still important that you discuss with your healthcare provider any medications and supplements you do take. Let your primary care physician know if you're taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements. When you use our telehealth platform, you can bring up these medications, supplements, and more when you connect to one of our partnered and licensed healthcare providers.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Emgality Through Nurx?
We will help you every step of the way when you choose us at Nurx for migraine relief. Simply create an account with us to take our medical assessment. Your answers help us connect you with a healthcare provider that can personalize your migraine treatment plan. Also, if you have used or are currently using a medication that you know works for you, let us know so we can find the right solution for your unique needs.
- Can I Buy Emgality Online Through Nurx?
Yes, absolutely! When you use our telehealth platform, our licensed healthcare providers will help you find the right treatment plan. If our providers decide Emgality is right for you, we'll call to have the prescription filled at one of your local pharmacies. We make our process simple here at Nurx so you have access to quality telehealth and healthcare services you need when you need them. We're here to answer any questions you have along the way!
- Is There a Generic Version of Emgality?
We love to help patients save on name-brand medications by offering their generic alternatives. However, Emgality is only available as a name-brand medication. Keep checking back with us here at Nurx for updates on new generics for preventative care and relief of migraine and cluster headache episodes.
- Who Makes Emgality?
Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company, is the maker of Emgality. The company is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information about Emgality, and if it's right for you, get in touch with us at Nurx, and we'll assist you through our healthcare assessment to get you the care you need.
- How Quickly Does Emgality Start Working?
Typically, patients can feel relief and a reduction in symptoms associated with migraine attacks within the first two months of their first dose of Emgality. Every month you use Emgality, you should experience a reduction or complete elimination of debilitating migraines and periodic cluster headaches. If, for some reason, your migraines persist, and at the same level of severity, get in touch with us so we can help you find an effective solution.
- Is Emgality a Triptan?
No, Emgality is not a triptan-class migraine drug. A triptan is a selective serotonin receptor agonist, a class of drugs that treat migraines through the serotonin receptors. Emgality is a calcitonin gene-related peptide antibody treatment, which is a class of migraine medicines that block CGRP protein receptors to bring you relief from your migraines' worst symptoms.
- What's the Difference Between Emgality and Aimovig?
There aren't too many significant differences between Emgality and Aimovig, as both are injections that you take for the prevention of migraine attacks. Also, both medications are within the CGRP class of migraine drugs, but Emgality seems to have more effective outcomes when used for migraine treatment.
- How Should I Store My Emgality Pens?
You can store your Emgality pens or syringes in your refrigerator at temperatures between 36 and 46 degrees. It's also safe to store your medication outside of the refrigerator in its original container in room temperatures up to 86 degrees for up to seven days. If you take your Emgality out of the fridge to store, avoid putting it back into your refrigerator.
Avoid freezing your pens or syringes, and make sure you are storing your medications in a dark spot to protect it from light. Before administering your dose, avoid shaking your pens or syringes, and follow the package's instructions for disposing of used pens and syringes. As with any medications, make sure the kids can't reach it!
- What Should I Do if I Forget to Take My Monthly Emgality Dose?
First, don't worry! As soon as you remember to, administer the missed dose of your medicine. Then, take your next monthly dose one month from this. Essentially, you would be rescheduling your doses according to the date you remember to take the dose you missed.
- Will Emgality Have an Effect on My Immune System?
Emgality is a CGRP medication that includes monoclonal antibodies, which are antibodies your body can also naturally produce to fight off illness, inflammation, and other disruptions. Because our bodies can produce these types of antibodies naturally, there is a possible link between the body developing antibodies to Emgality and Emgality no longer working for patients. This is why it's important to take only your recommended dosage exactly when you're supposed to.
- How Does Nurx Work?
Nurx is a telehealth platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.For more information and to signup, visit www.nurx.com and follow us @nurxapp on Twitter and Instagram.