A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Aimovig is a prescription migraine headache medication used to help prevent monthly migraine days and stop them before they start. The active ingredient in this medication - Erenumab - works by blocking the CGRP (calcitonin gene-related) peptide so that it cannot attach to the receptor and starting the neural overexcitation that is behind a migraine headache. It is proven effective for monthly migraine relief, and for many sufferers this migraine injection is better for migraine prevention than other more standard medications.
Aimovig injection is administered once a month. Do not exceed dosage regulations.
Remove autoinjector from the carton and wait at least 30 minutes for the autoinjector to reach room temperature before injecting.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Choose your injection site – Thigh / Abdomen (excluding a 2” area around your navel) / outer area of upper arm.
Pull white cap on injector off when you are ready to inject and create firm surface of skin at injection site by stretching skin so that it is tight over injection spot.
Place the injector's green safety guard on your skin at a 90-degree angle.
Firmly push down the autoinjector onto skin until it stops moving.
Press purple start button to administer injection. Window on injector will turn from clear to yellow to indicate injection is complete.
The active ingredient in Aimovig is Erenumab.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of high blood pressure or have an allergy to latex before starting on Aimovig.
Aimovig should be stored in a refrigerator at a temperature of 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C). If removed and stored at a room temperature of 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) it must be used within 7 days.
Do not freeze or shake this medication.
Medication is only to be taken once per month. Never exceed this dosage regulation and be sure to only administer migraine headache injection in one of the 3 designated injection spots - thigh, abdomen, or back of upper arm.
Be aware of expiry date on medication.
There is the possibility of negative drug interaction risks between Aimovig and other Rx medications including efgartigimod alfa. Be sure to tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy Aimovig online.
Aimovig side effects are not common, but some users may experience back pain, muscle cramps or spasms, flu-like symptoms, or constipation. If Aimovig side effects are experienced you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again to discuss migraine headache treatment alternatives.