EMGALITY

06 Aug 2019

Generic Name : GALCANEZUMAB

ABSTRACT –

Emgality is a prescription drug that is generally used to treat cluster headaches in adults. This drug is also used as a preventive medication for migraine headaches. Emgality works as a calcitonin-gene related peptide antagonist by selectively binding to the CGRP entities directly.

DOSAGE –

    • This drug is to be taken as directed by the doctors.
    • This drug is injected under the skin. Generally, patients are taught to inject this medication on their own.
    • Emgality is generally given once per month after an initial dosing period.
    • General Adult Dosage available:

Injection/Solution – 240mg, 120mg (maintenance dose)

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Itching or redness at injection site
  • Allergic reactions

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

Emgality does not have any known interactions with drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • Do not consume this drug in case of an allergy to Emgality itself.
  • Nursing while on drug course may not be safe. Consult a doctor before breastfeeding while using Emgality.
  • Medication must be used within 7 days of purchase. Do not use this drug in case the medication has changed color or has strange particles within it.
  • Dispose of the prefilled syringe/pen after usage.
  • Do not inject this medication into bruised skin or skin affected with rashes.

WARNINGS –

  • Keep out of reach of children. This drug is not approved for any individual under the age of 18.
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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