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atogepant

Pronunciation: a TOE je pant

Brand: Qulipta

What is the most important information I should know about atogepant?

Use only as directed. Tell your doctor if you use other medicines or have other medical conditions or allergies.

What is atogepant?

Atogepant is used to prevent migraine headache episodes in adults.

Atogepant may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking atogepant?

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

  • kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis); or
  • liver disease.

In animal studies, atogepant caused pregnancy problems such as low birth weight or birth defects. It is not known if these effects could occur in humans. Ask your doctor about the risk.

Having migraine headaches during pregnancy may increase the risk of dangerously high blood pressure that can lead to medical problems in both mother and baby. The benefit of preventing migraines may outweigh any risk.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Ask a doctor if it is safe to breastfeed while using this medicine.

Not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

How should I take atogepant?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

You may take atogepant with or without food.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking atogepant?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

What are the possible side effects of atogepant?

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Common side effects may include:

  • nausea, constipation;
  • feeling tired; or
  • weight loss.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect atogepant?

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines. Many drugs can affect atogepant, especially:

  • cyclosporine;
  • St. John's wort;
  • an antibiotic such as clarithromycin or rifampin;
  • antifungal medicine such as itraconazole or ketoconazole;
  • antiviral medicine to treat HIV, such as efavirenz or etravirine; or
  • seizure medicine such as carbamazepine or phenytoin.

This list is not complete and many other drugs may affect atogepant. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible drug interactions are listed here.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist can provide more information about atogepant.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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