Can I buy Aimovig in Canada?

(Novartis) is pleased to announce that Aimovig® (erenumab) is now available in Canada for the prevention of migraine in adults who have at least four migraine days per monthi.

Where can I buy Aimovig in Canada?

You can buy Aimovig online at PocketPills if you already have a valid prescription from your doctor. You can get started by uploading your prescription, ordering a refill by transferring any existing medications to our pharmacy or talking to one of our Canadian Doctors to get an online prescription.

Is Aimovig covered in Canada?

New patients: The Aimovig GO program is currently NOT covering the costs for new patients with public insurance. The decision of CADTH on Aimovig is not public yet (as of April 13th 2020) but will be released in the coming weeks.

Do you need a prescription for Aimovig?

Aimovig is a brand-name prescription drug that’s FDA-approved to prevent migraine headaches in adults.

Is Aimovig over the counter?

Aimovig is a prescription medicine used for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

How do I get a prescription for Aimovig?

The recommended dosage of AIMOVIG is 70 mg injected subcutaneously once monthly. Some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg injected subcutaneously once monthly, which is administered as two consecutive subcutaneous injections of 70 mg each. If a dose of AIMOVIG is missed, administer as soon as possible.

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Is Aimovig better than Topamax?

The HER-MES trial found that Aimovig (erenumab) was more effective at preventing migraine attacks and also better tolerated than topiramate, a generic epilepsy drug which is known to have side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, diarrhoea and nausea.

How can I get Aimovig for free?

A patient who enrolls on or after January 1, 2021, can receive Aimovig® free for up to 3 doses over 90 days (whichever occurs first) from the first prescription filled under the Bridge Offer.

What migraine medications are available in Canada?

There are many acute migraine medications available including: Triptans such as almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan and zolmitriptan. These are all available as tablets.

Is weight gain a side effect of Aimovig?

Weight loss or weight gain isn’t a side effect of Aimovig. Weight changes weren’t reported in clinical studies of people using the drug. A different medication called topiramate (Topamax), which is also used to prevent migraine headaches, can cause weight loss.

What happens if you don’t refrigerate Aimovig?

If you remove Aimovig from the refrigerator, it can be stored at room temperature (68-77°F/20-25°C) in the original carton and used within 7 days. It is important to safely throw away Aimovig right after using it or if it has been left at room temperature (68-77°F/20-25°C) for more than 7 days.