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Why is this medication prescribed?
The injection eptinezumab-jjmr is used to lessen the frequency of migraines, which are intense, throbbing headaches that can occasionally be accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. The drug eptinezumab-jjmr 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?
A doctor or nurse can administer eptinezumab-jjmr injection intravenously (into a vein) over the course of 30 minutes in a hospital or infusion center. Typically, it is given every three months.
If you have certain adverse effects, your doctor might need to pause or discontinue your infusion. If you have any of the itching, rash, flushing, shortness of breath, wheezing, or face swelling during your infusion, call your doctor right once.
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 receiving eptinezumab-jjmr injection,
- If you have any allergies, including to any inactive substances in eptinezumab-jjmr injection, tell your doctor right away. Request a list of the components from your pharmacist.
- 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.
- Inform your physician if you are nursing a baby, intend to get pregnant, or are already pregnant. Call your doctor if you become pregnant while taking eptinezumab-jjmr injectable.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Keep eating normally unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Eptinezumab-jjmr injectable adverse effects are possible. If any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away, let your doctor know right once:
- Nasal obstruction
- Unwell throat
Some adverse effects can be very harmful. Call your doctor right away if you encounter any of these symptoms, or seek emergency care:
- Your face, mouth, tongue, or throat swelling
- Having trouble breathing
- Redness on the face
Other negative effects from eptinezumab-jjmr injection are possible. If you experience any strange issues while taking this medicine, contact your doctor right away.
You or your doctor can submit a report to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch or by phone at 1-800-332-1088 if you have a serious side event.
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 appointments with your doctor.
You should keep a headache diary by writing down when you have headaches. Be sure to share this information with your doctor.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.