Ubrelvy the brand name of the prescription drug Ubrogepant. Ubrelvy is used to treat the symptoms of a migraine attack in adults and is a Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide receptor inhibitor (CGRP). It is the first and only oral CGRP approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration to treat migraine attacks. It comes in tablet form and can treat migraines with or without aura, which are sensory phenomena that can cause visual sensitivity, disturbances, and discomfort.
Ubrelvy is the first oral acute migraine treatment within the CGRP class of migraine medications. Previously, patients who suffered from severe migraines had injectable options. Patients who have used Ubrelvy have reported success in alleviating some or all of their migraine symptoms.
- How Does Ubrelvy Work?
Ubrelvy is an acute treatment medication that works right away to combat migraine symptoms once they begin to flare up. When you feel the onset of migraine symptoms, take the recommended dosage of Ubrelvy, which is typically between 50 and 100 milligrams, or one pill. Ubrelvy combats migraine attacks by blocking the effects of CGRP receptor proteins, and if symptoms persist after a couple of hours, you can take another dose.
- How Do I Get Ubrelvy?
Ubrelvy is available through prescription only, but you can have your prescription filled at just about any pharmacy. We have health care providers in every state we work in, so you can get your prescription right over the internet. Just take our healthcare assessment and if our providers decide Ubrelvy is the right medication for you, they will prescribe and call it in to your local pharmacy for you to pick up.
We also take different insurance plans, so we can help you get what you need when you need it. Depending on your insurance, you could only pay your copay. If you don't have insurance, don't worry! We'll work with you to find the most affordable options for your Ubrelvy prescription.
- What Are Some Precautions To Take When Using Ubrelvy?
Ubrelvy is not a preventative medication and should only be used at the onset of a migraine attack. Additionally, speak with your doctor if you currently have or have had kidney or liver problems in the past. If you have end-stage kidney disease, it is advised you don't take Ubrelvy. Similarly, speak with your health care provider if you're pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding to ensure Ubrelvy is the right choice for you.
Ubrelvy is safe for treating the onset of several migraine attacks. However, it is not yet known if it's safe to take Ubrelvy for more than eight migraine attacks within a one-month period. We recommend tracking how many doses of Ubrelvy you need to combat your migraine attacks and speaking with your physician about how effective Ubrelvy is for treating your symptoms.
- Are There Any Side Effects To Using Ubrelvy?
While there may be side effects to taking Ubrelvy at the onset of a migraine attack, common side effects are usually mild and very rare. According to the FDA's clinical trials on Ubrelvy, the most common side effects to watch for include nausea or upset stomach, drowsiness, and fatigue.
Less common side effects included dry mouth and weight gain. However, if you feel dizzy or nauseous, or you experience dry mouth after taking Ubrelvy, you can easily relieve these effects by lying down for a few minutes and ensuring you're drinking enough water. Weight gain associated with Ubrelvy is rare with periodic use.
- Can I Take Ubrelvy With Other Medications?
Just like other medications you take, it's best to discuss with your doctor all of the medicines and supplements you are currently taking to ensure Ubrelvy is right for you. You may also speak with your doctor about taking Ubrelvy if you drink grapefruit juice on a regular basis, as this can also have an effect on the way Ubrelvy works.
Some medications that may have interactions with Ubrelvy include high blood pressure medications like Verapamil, antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, antifungal medications like Sporanox and Nizoral, and antiviral medications in the treatment of HIV and AIDS, such as Ritonavir, Indinavir, Nelfinavir, and Saquinavir.
Herbal supplements that can have interactions with Ubrelvy include curcumin and St. John's Wort. Curcumin is the main active element in turmeric and comes from the ginger plant. St. John's Wort is a flowering plant that is used to support mental and emotional health. Both of these supplements may interact with Ubrelvy to make it less effective.
- How Do I Get a Prescription for Ubrelvy Through Nurx?
Getting your prescription filled through us is easy! Simply complete a health assessment and our providers will review your answers. After evaluating your needs and determining Ubrelvy is right for you, our licensed providers will write you a prescription. Once you have your prescription, we'll call it in to your local pharmacy. When it's ready, all you have to do is pick up your Ubrelvy prescription directly from your pharmacy.
- Is There a Generic Version of Ubrelvy?
There is no generic version of Ubrelvy available at this time. When looking for affordable ways to have your Ubrelvy prescription filled, be aware of online carriers that claim to offer generic brands for Ubrelvy. When you use our telehealth services, you'll find quality and convenient health care options that complement your current treatment plans and health care routines. Our telehealth platform helps licensed health care providers get your full, comprehensive medical history to determine if Ubrelvy is right for you.
- How Often Can I Take Ubrelvy?
Take your first dose of Ubrelvy whenever you feel a migraine coming on. If you need to, you can take a second dose about two hours after your initial dose. Don't take more than 200 milligrams within a 24-hour period. It's recommended to write down how the medication works for you so you can discuss with your doctor whether it's working effectively. This can help them figure out if you need a lower or higher dose.
- How Quickly Does Ubrelvy Work?
Ubrelvy can start working in as little as one to two hours. In the FDA's clinical trials, many patients reported having complete relief from their migraines within two hours after taking Ubrelvy. Many more patients reported that their worst symptoms were gone after two hours of their initial dose.
- Is Ubrelvy a Narcotic?
No, Ubrelvy is not a narcotic and is not scheduled as one. Ubrelvy doesn't carry a risk of addiction as other pain medications can. You can also feel confident in a migraine treatment option that doesn't require regular doses. Since you only take Ubrelvy at the onset of a migraine, you won't have to worry about missing a dose, either.
- Does Ubrelvy Cause Weight Gain?
While some patients in the FDA's study on Ubrelvy claimed to have gained noticeable amounts of weight, severe weight gain doesn't seem to be a side effect with periodic use of Ubrelvy. Still, if you are concerned about weight gain associated with taking Ubrelvy, you can incorporate a healthy fitness or exercise routine to avoid weight gain from taking Ubrelvy.
- Can I Still Take My Other Triptan Medication With Ubrelvy?
Yes, if you currently take a triptan medication to treat your migraines, Ubrelvy should not affect it. In fact, many patients who use Ubrelvy at the onset of their migraine symptoms still take triptan injections, including Imitrex.
- Can I Take Ubrelvy If I'm Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
It is still unknown whether Ubrelvy can travel through breast milk and pose a potential risk. However, it's important to discuss your unique situation with your doctor. Since Ubrelvy is taken only for the onset of a migraine and not in regular doses, your doctor may determine that it is okay for you to use Ubrelvy to treat your most severe migraines.
- How Does Nurx Work?
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