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Aimovig (Generic Erenumab-aooe Injection)

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Why is this medication prescribed?

Erenumab-aooe injection is used to lessen the likelihood of migraines (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound or light). The drug erenumab-aooe injection belongs to the monoclonal antibody drug class. It functions by preventing the body’s natural material from acting in a way that results in migraine headaches.

How should this medicine be used?

Erenumab-aooe injection comes as a solution (liquid) to be injected subcutaneously (under the skin). It is usually given once a month. Use erenumab-aooe injection at around the same day every month. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use erenumab-aooe injection exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

You may be able to inject the medication yourself at home or have a friend or relative perform the injections. Ask your doctor to show you or the person who will be performing the injections how to inject the medication.

Both a prefilled autoinjector and a prefilled syringe are available for the erenumab-aooe injection. Before injecting the medication, let the syringe and autoinjector reheat to room temperature for 30 minutes away from direct sunlight. Never attempt to reheat the drug by putting it in a hot water bath, microwave, or any other device. Only use one syringe or autoinjector per solution, and inject the entire contents of the syringe. Put spent syringes and an autoinjector in a container that won’t puncture. How to get rid of the puncture-resistant container should be discussed with your doctor or pharmacist.

Inject erenumab-aooe into the stomach or thigh. If you’re going to have someone else administer the injection, they can also administer it into your upper arm. Injecting into skin that is soft, thick, bruised, red, scaly, hard, or that contains scars or stretch marks is not advised.

Before administering erenumab-aooe, always have a look at it. It need to be transparent and colourless. If the injection of erenumab-aooe is coloured, hazy, or contains flakes or solid particles, do not use it. Never shake it.

Use a new autoinjector or syringe for each injection if your doctor instructs you to administer two distinct injections one right after the other. Make sure the second injection is not administered at the exact same location as the first if you administer it to the same body site (upper arm, thigh, or stomach) for the two distinct injections.

Although it does not treat migraines, erenumab-aooe injection aids in their prevention. Even if you feel well, continue to administer the erenumab-aooe injection. Erenumab-AOE injection should not be stopped without consulting your doctor.

For a copy of the manufacturer’s information for the patient, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Other uses for this medicine

Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details if you believe this drug should be used for something else.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before using erenumab-aooe injection,

  • If you have an allergy to latex, erenumab-aooe, any other drugs, or any of the ingredients in erenumab-aooe injection, let your doctor and pharmacist know right away. Request a list of the components from your pharmacist. Inform your doctor if you or the person injecting your medication has a latex or rubber allergy if you plan to use a prefilled syringe or autoinjector.
  • Inform your doctor and pharmacist about any additional prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products you are now taking or intend to use. Your physician might need to adjust the dosage of your drugs or keep a close eye on you for side effects.
  • If you have or have ever had high blood pressure, let your doctor know.
  • Inform your physician if you are nursing a baby, intend to get pregnant, or are already pregnant. Call your doctor right away if you get pregnant while taking erenumab-aooe injection.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

If you don’t remember to take your medication at the scheduled time, take it as soon as you do. From the day of your last dose forward, resume your dosing regimen.

What side effects can this medication cause?

The injection of erenumab-aooe may have adverse effects. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:

  • Itching, redness, or pain at the injection site
  • Constipation
  • Cramps
  • Muscles cramping

Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Call your doctor right away if you encounter any of these symptoms, or seek emergency care:

  • Difficulty swallowing or breathing, a rash, hives, itching, or swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, or eyes.

Other negative effects from erenumab-aooe injection are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this drug, call your doctor right away.

You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting programme online or by phone if you have a serious side event (1-800-332-1088).

What should I know about storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medication tightly closed in the original container and out of the reach of children. Put it in the fridge and keep it away from light, too much heat, and moisture (not in the bathroom). It can be kept at room temperature in the original container after being taken out of the fridge for up to a week. If the erenumab-aooe injection has been stored at room temperature for longer than seven days, dispose of it. Avoid freezing.

As many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and are simple for young children to open, it is crucial to keep all medications out of sight and out of reach of children. Always lock safety caps and promptly stash medication up and away from young children where it is out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning. http://www.upandaway.org

Unused prescriptions must be disposed of carefully to prevent pets, kids, and other people from ingesting them. You should not, however, dispose of this medication in the toilet. Instead, utilising a medicine take-back programme is the easiest approach to get rid of your medication. To find out about take-back programmes in your area, speak with your pharmacist or the garbage/recycling department in your city. If you do not have access to a take-back programme, see the FDA’s Safe Disposal of Medicines website at http://goo.gl/c4Rm4p for additional information.

In case of emergency/overdose

Call the poison control hotline at 1-800-222-1222 in the event of an overdose. Additionally, information can be found online at https://www.poisonhelp.org/help. Call 911 right once if the person has collapsed, experienced a seizure, is having difficulty breathing, or cannot be roused.

What other information should I know?

Keep all of your doctor’s appointments. While you are receiving erenumab-aooe injectable therapy, your doctor will frequently check your blood pressure.

Do not share your medication with anybody else. Any queries you may have regarding medication refills should be directed to your pharmacist.

You should keep a written record of every medication you take, including any over-the-counter (OTC) items, prescription drugs, and dietary supplements like vitamins and minerals. This list should be brought with you whenever you see a doctor or are admitted to the hospital. You should always have this information with you in case of emergencies.

Brand names

  • Aimovig®
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