Ajovy is an FDA-approved medication used to prevent both episodic and chronic migraine headaches in adults. It contains an active ingredient called fremanezumab, a monoclonal antibody.
Generic name: fremanezumab-vfrm
Brand name: Ajovy
Drug class: CGRP inhibitors
Ajovy is used to prevent migraine headaches in adults.
How To Use Ajovy
Use Ajovy injection exactly as directed by your doctor. Read all drug guides or instruction sheets and follow all guidelines on your prescription label.
It is injected beneath the surface of the skin. A healthcare provider may show you how to use the drug properly on your own. It is usually given as a monthly injection or three injections (in separate syringes) every three months.
Any instructions for use that came with your medicine should be read and followed carefully. If you don’t comprehend all of the instructions for proper use, don’t take fremanezumab-vfrm. If you have any concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Only prepare your injectable when you’re ready to administer it. If the drug seems unclear, has changed colors, is frozen, or has particles in it, do not use it. For new medication, contact your pharmacist. Ajovy should be kept in the original carton in the refrigerator, away from light. This medicine should not be frozen or shaken.
Before injecting your dose, remove the drug from the refrigerator and allow it to reach room temperature for 30 minutes. Warming the drug with hot water, sunshine, or microwave is not recommended. Ajovy can be kept at room temperature for up to 7 days in its original carton. If the medicine has been at room temperature for more than 7 days, it should be discarded.
Each prefilled autoinjector or syringe is only good for one use. Even if there is still medicine inside, throw it away after one use. Only use a needle and syringe once before storing them in a puncture-resistant “sharps” container. Follow your state’s or municipality’s regulations for how to dispose of this container. Keep it out of children’s and pets’ reach.
The following side effects can be associated with taking Ajovy. They include mild and severe side effects.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information on potential adverse effects. They can provide you with advice on how to deal with any unpleasant side effects.
Mild side effects include injection site reactions (redness, itchy skin, pain). Severe side effects include allergic reactions. After using Ajovy, some people may suffer an allergic response. It’s unclear how frequently this side effect appeared in the drug’s clinical trials.
Severe side effects are uncommon, but they can happen. If you experience any major side effects, contact your doctor at once. If your symptoms are life-threatening or you believe you’re having a medical emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number.
Follow the directions on the label and container of your drug. All of your medical conditions, allergies, and medications should be disclosed to each of your healthcare providers.