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VYDURA is an orally dissolving CGRP receptor antagonist specifically developed for the treatment of migraine1What is CGRP and how do CGRP antagonists work?
  • Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a pain-signaling neuropeptide that plays a causative role in migraine2
  • CGRP antagonism inhibits pain signaling, inhibits vasodilation without active vasoconstriction, and is thought to inhibit neurogenic inflammation2,3
  • The mechanism(s) by which rimegepant exerts its clinical effects are not known1

CGRP antagonism has not been associated with medication-overuse headache (MOH).5*

*Overuse of any type of medicinal products for headaches can make them worse.1

VYDURA is a small-molecule antagonist that prevents CGRP from binding to the CGRP receptor.1,6

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▼This medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions. See section 4.8 of the SmPC for how to report adverse reactions.

References:VYDURA (rimegepant) Summary of Product Characteristics.Rashid A, Manghi A. Calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor. In: StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing; 2021.Durham PL. CGRP-receptor antagonists—a fresh approach to migraine therapy? N Engl J Med. 2004;350(11):1073-1075.Scott LJ. Rimegepant: first approval. Drugs. 2020;80(7):741-746.van Hoogstraten WS, MaassenVanDenBrink A. The need for new acutely acting antimigraine drugs: moving safely outside acute medication overuse. J Headache Pain. 2019;20(1):54.Croop R, Goadsby PJ, Stock DA, et al. Efficacy, safety, and tolerability of rimegepant orally disintegrating tablet for the acute treatment of migraine: a randomised, phase 3, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2019;394(10200):737-745.

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