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VYEPTI (eptinezumab-jjmr) Intravenous Drug as a Preventive Treatment of Migraine

Mani Vijayanandh

Keywords : Calcitonin gene-related peptide, Migraine, Monoclonal antibody, VYEPTI

Citation Information : Vijayanandh M. VYEPTI (eptinezumab-jjmr) Intravenous Drug as a Preventive Treatment of Migraine. 2019; 12 (2):56-57.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12118

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Migraine occurs due to vasodilation of enzyme named calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and it binds to the receptors causing vasodilation. VYEPTI is a new intravenous drug for migraine and can be used as a preventive treatment. It is a monoclonal antibody that blocks CGRP binding to the receptor, and hence stopping vasodilation. Individuals with migraine will have to take this injection once in 3 months.


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