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.
Ajovy is a prescription injection medication for migraine headache prevention. It is a CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide) antagonist class medication that blocks the CGRP peptide from attaching to the receptor and starting the neural overexcitation that causes migraine headaches. It is proven effective for monthly migraine relief, and for many individuals this migraine injection provides better migraine prevention in comparison to more standard medications.
Ajovy is injected once each month. Do not exceed dosage regulations.
Remove autoinjector from carton. Autoinjector must reach room temperature before injecting, so allow 30 minutes before injection.
Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Suitable injections sites are only thigh / abdomen (not withing a 2” area around the navel) / outer area of upper arm.
Pull 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 safety guard on your skin at a 90-degree angle.
Firmly push down the autoinjector onto skin until it stops moving.
First click sound will indicate injection has begun and blue plunger begins to move.
Listen for second click sound as blue plunger nears bottom of viewing window.
Wait for 10 seconds after second click to ensure that injection is complete.
The active ingredient in Ajovy is Fremanezumab-Vrfm.
Tell your doctor if you have any history of high blood pressure or have an allergy to latex before starting on Ajovy.
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.
Medication is not to be shaken or frozen.
Medication is only to be taken once per month. Never exceed this dosage regulation and adhere to administering migraine headache injection in one of the 3 proper injection spots - abdomen, thigh, or back of upper arm.
Be aware of expiry date on medication.
There is the possibility of negative drug interaction risks between Ajovy 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 Ajovy injection online.
Ajovy side effects are not common, but some users may experience constipation, muscle or back pain, muscle spasm or cramps, or symptoms of the flu. If Ajovy side effects are experienced it may be best to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again regarding different migraine headache treatment options.