Most know by now that Aimovig (erenumab) is our First CGRP Drug for Migraine and it wast just approved by the FDA 

this week. Aimovig is a preventive treatment for migraines. Here is a cheat sheet” of the most important Aimovig bulletpoints, followed by the top links with more information.

  1. WHEN? Aimovig is scheduled to be available to the public in less than a week.
  2. HOW? Aimovig is a self-injected subcutaneous medication to be dosed once a month. It blocks the activity of CGRP or calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule in the migraine pathway
  3. HOW MUCH? The cost will be $575 per injection (per month); or $6,900 per year. There is information on the Amgen website related to cost support here:
  4. DOES IT WORK?In two separate studies of episodic migraine, patients on Aimovig reduced their monthly migraine days by 1-2 per month. In a study of chronic migraine, patients reduced their migraine days by 2.5 per month.

Go here for the official Aimovig Press Release:

Go here for the latest PubMed link to the latest article on erenumab: