Generic name: fremanezumab-vfrm
Name of the brand: Ajovy
Class of drug: CGRP inhibitors
What is Ajovy?
Ajovy (fremanezumab-vfrm) is an injectable prescription medication that is used to treat migraine headaches in adults.
Ajovy is a drug that blocks the activity of calcitonin gene related protein (CGRP).
Ajovy is also employed for other purposes that are not covered in this medication guide.¶
Follow the directions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your allergies, medical issues, and any other medications you take.
Before you start taking this medicine, make sure to consult your doctor
It is not recommended to make use of Ajovy If you are sensitive to fremanezumab-vfrm.
Ajovy is not recommended for use by people who are younger than.
Inform your doctor if are expecting. It isn’t known if this medication can harm the unborn baby. However, having migraines in pregnancy can lead to complications like preeclampsia (which could lead to health issues for both the mom and child). The benefits of avoiding migraines could outweigh the risks for the baby.
It is not always safe to breastfeed when using fremanezumab-vfrm. Consult your physician about any risks.
What is the best way to use Ajovy
Utilize Ajovy as prescribed. Follow all instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets.
Ajovy is injected beneath the skin. A doctor may show you the proper use of the drug on your own.
Ajovy is typically administered in one injection every month, or three injections (in separate Syringes) every 3 months.
Follow and read carefully any instructions that are included in your medication. Don’t use fremanezumab-vfrm when you aren’t sure of the instructions to use it properly. Consult your physician or pharmacist If you have any questions.
You should prepare your injection at the time it is time to administer it. Avoid using when the medication appears like it is cloudy, has changed color, or is frozen. It also contains particles. Consult your pharmacist about the latest medication.
Storage: Store Ajovy in its original carton in a refrigerator. Keep it away from sunlight. Avoid freezing or shaking the medication.
Remove the medicine from the refrigerator and allow it to be at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to injecting the dose. Do not warm the medication by using sunlight, hot water, or even a microwave.
It is also possible to keep Ajovy inside the original container at temperatures at room temperature for up to 7 days. Recycle the medicine when it’s been stored in a room-temperature environment for seven days or more
The autoinjector and syringe can be used for one purpose only. It is discarded after one time, even if there’s still some medicine within.
Make use of a needle and the syringe once only and place them into puncture proof “sharps” container. Be sure to follow the laws of your state or city on how to dispose of the container. Keep it out of reach of pets and children.
Usual Adult Dose for Migraine Prophylaxis:
Subcutaneously, 225 mg once a month
Or, 675 mg of subcutaneously can be administered every 3 months
In order to administer 675 mg subcutaneously three consecutive injections subcutaneously that contains 225 mg of the drug are administered.
If you are switching dosage options, you should administer the first dosage of your new treatment on the day following the scheduled date of administration.
Use: To prevent the management of migraine.
If I don’t take a dose?
Utilize the medicine immediately when you remember and then resume your normal injection schedule one month or 3 months after.
How do I react if take too much?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What to avoid?
Follow the instructions of your physician regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.
Ajovy adverse effects
See a doctor immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that indicate an allergy reaction Ajovy: hives; difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.
A reaction that is allergic to fremanezumab may occur for up to one month following injection.
Common Ajovy adverse effects could be:
- chest discomfort,
- redness, or
- a lump of hard tissue at the site of the injection.
This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other medications will impact Ajovy?
Other medications can be incompatible with fremanezumab-vfrm. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines as well as vitamins and herbal products. Inform your doctor about your current medications and any medication you begin or stop taking.
Always consult your doctor to make sure the information presented on this page is applicable to your specific situation.