If you have a busy day ahead of you, don’t let a painful migraine stand in your way of finishing important tasks. Nurtec ODT can reduce or get rid of your migraines altogether approximately an hour after taking it. This pain relief can even last for up to 48 hours. At Nurx™, we love how quickly this pill kicks in to give you the immediate and long-lasting pain relief you deserve.
One pill contains 75 milligrams and quickly dissolves in your mouth, so no water is needed to help swallow it. Nurtec ODT is known as an acute treatment, meaning it’ll stop your migraines after they begin. Because of this, Nurtec doesn’t prevent migraines from occurring. Instead, take one pill as soon as you feel the migraine start. Soon enough, you’ll feel much better and be ready to continue with your day.
- How Does Nurtec Work?
Nurtec works by changing the natural substances in your brain to help relieve current headaches or common symptoms of migraines, including nausea, pain, or vomiting. Take this pill as soon as you feel a migraine coming on to alleviate these symptoms. There are eight pills in a blister pack. Remove one from the pack with dry hands and carefully peel back the foil to take out the pill.
It may be tempting to remove the pill by quickly popping it out of the tablet's foil. Don't do this, as this method may damage your pill and keep it from working properly. Once it's removed, place the pill under or over your tongue and let it quickly dissolve in your mouth. The pill and your saliva will work together to moisten the pill and allow you to easily swallow.
There isn't a regular dosage recommendation since you only need to take it when you feel a migraine occurring. Make sure you're not taking over one pill every day, as doctors don't believe it's safe to take over 75 milligrams in 24 hours. Keep all pills sealed in their pack and stored at room temperature.
- Is it Easy to Get Nurtec?
Yes, Nurtec is extremely easy for you to get with the help of a doctor's prescription! Even better, it's covered by most commercial insurances. All you need to do is go online to take our medical assessment and our doctors will review it carefully to determine if Nurtec is right for you. Make sure to list any other medications you take or any preexisting conditions. This helps your doctor best determine if Nurtec is the safest option for you.
If approved, our doctors will order you a prescription and call it into a local pharmacy for you to pick up and begin taking when needed. If you do hold one of the many insurance providers we accept, your Nurtec prescription may cost as low as $0 a pill. If your insurance doesn't cover Nurtec, no problem! You can simply pay for it directly.
- Are There Any Precautions to Take Before Starting Nurtec?
Before taking this drug, consult with the doctor and let them know of any preexisting medical conditions, especially if you have problems with your kidney or liver. Only take a pill if you're currently experiencing a migraine. It's unknown if Nurtec can treat more than 15 migraines within 30 days, so try to avoid taking that amount within this time frame.
Doctors are also unsure if Nurtec is safe for children to take, so it's best to keep away from children at all times. The medicine may also be dangerous to unborn babies, so let the doctor know if you're pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or are hoping to breastfeed soon before receiving the prescription.
- Are There Any Common Side Effects?
Though Nurtec provides positive side effects like reducing migraines, pain, and nausea, there are some adverse side effects that may come with it. Common side effects may include allergic reactions like rashes, hives, and swelling of parts of your face like your tongue, throat, or lips. Some of these allergic reactions can be mild, but there's a rare chance they can be severe. Find emergency help the minute you see signs of an allergic reaction.
Another common side effect is nausea. There are only a few uncommon side effects, including difficulty breathing and hypersensitivity. These side effects may occur right after you take Nurtec, or they may even appear a few days or weeks after taking it. Try not to panic if you notice any side effects appear. Most of these are common and treatable by a doctor.
- Can I Take Nurtec with Other Medications?
Nurtec has abnormal reactions to certain drugs like CYP3A4 inhibitors and CYP3A inducers, along with inhibitors of P-gp or BCRP. Let the doctor know if you're taking these so they can recommend an alternative or lower dosage amount. It's commonly suggested to avoid taking Nurtec with any of these drugs altogether. You may not realize that some of your medications may contain these inhibitors, so it's important to tell your doctor about them before they prescribe Nurtec to you.
Though it's not a medication, it's important to note that grapefruit or grapefruit juice can react strongly with Nurtec. Don't take more than one Nurtec pill within 48 hours of eating or drinking grapefruit, as it may reduce the effectiveness of the medication or you may experience negative side effects.
Alerting doctors of all your medications and allergies helps them understand if it's safe to take them with Nurtec. You should even tell the doctor about any vitamins, herbal supplements, or over-the-counter medications. If it turns out you can't take these medications with Nurtec, don't worry. Nurx offers several other migraine solutions you can try.
- Is There a Generic Version of Nurtec?
Nurtec ODT is actually the brand name of Rimegepant, which works to treat adults with migraines. A generic version of Nurtec has not yet been approved in the United States. Our doctors are more than happy to answer any of your questions if you're unsure about the authenticity of a certain medication.
- Who Makes Nurtec?
Biohaven Pharmaceutical creates Nurtec, which was previously called BHV-300. It's the only known Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist that works as an acute treatment for adult migraines. Nurtec is also the first orally disintegrating tablet Biohaven Pharmaceutical makes.
- How Long Does it Take for Nurtec to Kick In?
The amount of time it takes for this medication to kick in varies among patients. It can take just a few minutes for some to start feeling relief. For others, it takes about an hour for their migraine to disappear completely. If a few hours have passed without feeling any migraine relief, contact the doctor who prescribed it to you.
- When Is the Best Time to Start Taking Nurtec?
You should take Nurtec anytime you feel a migraine coming on. You shouldn't take it to prevent a migraine, as this drug only works to make the migraine pain go away, rather than stop it before it begins.
- Is Nurtec a Narcotic?
It's not a narcotic and you don't run the risk of becoming addicted to this drug if you begin taking it. The U.S. Drug and Enforcement Administration doesn't consider it a controlled substance and found it was very well tolerated when patients took it during most trials.
- 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.