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1 INDICATION S AND USAGE AIMOVIG is indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults. AIMOVIG is a calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor antagonist indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults (1)

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Adverse reactions
6 ADVERSE REACTIONS The most common adverse reactions in AIMOVIG clinical studies (occurring in at least 3% of treated patients and more often than placebo) are injection site reactions and constipation (6.1) To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Amgen Medical Information at 1-800-77-AMGEN (1-800-772-6436) or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or 6.1 Clinical Trials Experience Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in clinical practice. The safety of AIMOVIG has been evaluated in 2,537 patients with migraine who received at least one dose of AIMOVIG, representing 2,310 patient-years of exposure. Of these, 2,057 patients were exposed to 70 mg or 140 mg once monthly for at least 6 months, 1,198 patients were exposed for at least 12 months, and 287 patients were exposed for at least 18 months. In placebo-controlled clinical studies (Studies 1, 2, and 3) of 2,184 patients, 787 patients received at least one dose of AIMOVIG 70 mg once monthly, 507 patients received at least one dose of AIMOVIG 140 mg once monthly, and 890 patients received placebo during 3 months or 6 months of double-blind treatment [see Clinical Studies ( 14 )]. Approximately 84% were female, 91% were white, and the mean age was 42 years at study entry. The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥ 3% and more often than placebo) in the migraine studies were injection site reactions and constipation. Table 1 summarizes the adverse reactions that occurred during the first 3 months in the migraine studies (Studies 1, 2, and 3). Table 1: Adverse Reactions Occurring with an Incidence of at Least 2% for Either Dose of AIMOVIG and at Least 2% Greater than Placebo During the First 3 Months in Studies 1, 2, and 3 Adverse Reaction AIMOVIG 70 mg Once Monthly N = 787 % AIMOVIG 140 mg Once Monthly N = 507 % Placebo N = 890 % Injection site reactionsa 6 5 3 Constipation 1 3 1 Cramps, muscle spasms < 1 2 < 1 aInjection site reactions include multiple adverse reactions related terms, such as injection site pain and injection site erythema. In Studies 1, 2, and 3, 1.3% of patients treated with AIMOVIG discontinued double-blind treatment because of adverse events. The most frequent injection site reactions were injection site pain, injection site erythema, and injection site pruritus. 6.2 Immunogenicity As with all therapeutic proteins, there is potential for immunogenicity. The detection of antibody formation, including neutralizing antibodies, is highly dependent on the sensitivity and specificity of the assay. Additionally, the observed incidence of antibody (including neutralizing antibody) positivity in an assay may be influenced by several factors including assay methodology, sample handling, timing of sample collection, concomitant medications, and underlying disease. For these reasons, comparison of the incidence of antibodies to erenumab-aooe in the studies described below with the incidence of antibodies in other studies or to other products may be misleading. The immunogenicity of AIMOVIG has been evaluated using an immunoassay for the detection of binding anti-erenumab-aooe antibodies. For patients whose sera tested positive in the screening immunoassay, an in vitro biological assay was performed to detect neutralizing antibodies. In controlled studies with AIMOVIG, the incidence of anti-erenumab-aooe antibody development was 6.2% (48/778) in patients receiving AIMOVIG 70 mg once monthly (2 of whom had in vitro neutralizing activity) and 2.6% (13/504) in patients receiving AIMOVIG 140 mg once monthly (none of whom had in vitro neutralizing activity). The neutralizing anti-erenumab-aooe antibody positive rate may be underestimated because of limitations of the assay. Although these data do not demonstrate an impact of anti-erenumab-aooe antibody development on the efficacy or safety of AIMOVIG in these patients, the available data are too limited to make definitive conclusions.

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Dosing and administration
2 DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION For subcutaneous use only (2.1, 2.2) Recommended dosage is 70 mg once monthly; some patients may benefit from a dosage of 140 mg once monthly (2.1) The 140 mg dose is administered once monthly as two consecutive injections of 70 mg each (2.1) The needle shield within the white cap of the prefilled autoinjector and the gray needle cap of the prefilled syringe contain dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause allergic reactions in individuals sensitive to latex (2.2) Administer in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm subcutaneously (2.2) See Dosage and Administration for important administration instructions (2.2) 2.1 Recommended Dosing 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. Thereafter, AIMOVIG can be scheduled monthly from the date of the last dose. 2.2 Important Administration Instructions AIMOVIG is for subcutaneous use only. The needle shield within the white cap of the AIMOVIG prefilled autoinjector and gray needle cap of the AIMOVIG prefilled syringe contain dry natural rubber (a derivative of latex), which may cause allergic reactions in individuals sensitive to latex. AIMOVIG is intended for patient self-administration. Prior to use, provide proper training to patients and/or caregivers on how to prepare and administer AIMOVIG using the single-dose prefilled autoinjector or single-dose prefilled syringe, including aseptic technique [see Instructions for Use ]: Prior to subcutaneous administration, allow AIMOVIG to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes protected from direct sunlight [see How Supplied/Storage and Handling ( 16.2 )]. Do not warm by using a heat source such as hot water or a microwave. Do not shake the product. Inspect visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration [see Dosage Forms and Strengths ( 3 )]. Do not use if the solution is cloudy or discolored or contains flakes or particles. Administer AIMOVIG in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm subcutaneously. Do not inject into areas where the skin is tender, bruised, red, or hard. Both prefilled autoinjector and prefilled syringe are single-dose and deliver the entire contents.
Use in special populations
8 USE IN SPECIFIC POPULATIONS 8.1 Pregnancy Risk Summary There are no adequate data on the developmental risk associated with the use of AIMOVIG in pregnant women. No adverse effects on offspring were observed when pregnant monkeys were administered erenumab-aooe throughout gestation (see Data) . Serum erenumab-aooe exposures in pregnant monkeys were greater than those in humans at clinical doses. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2%-4% and 15%-20%, respectively. The estimated rate of major birth defects (2.2%-2.9%) and miscarriage (17%) among deliveries to women with migraine are similar to rates reported in women without migraine. Clinical Considerations Disease-Associated Maternal and/or Embryo/Fetal Risk Published data have suggested that women with migraine may be at increased risk of preeclampsia during pregnancy. Data Animal Data In a study in which female monkeys were administered erenumab-aooe (0 or 50 mg/kg) twice weekly by subcutaneous injection throughout pregnancy (gestation day 20-22 to parturition), no adverse effects on offspring were observed. Serum erenumab-aooe exposures (AUC) in pregnant monkeys were approximately 20 times that in humans at a dose of 140 mg once monthly. 8.2 Lactation Risk Summary There are no data on the presence of erenumab-aooe in human milk, the effects on the breastfed infant, or the effects on milk production. The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for AIMOVIG and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed infant from AIMOVIG or from the underlying maternal condition. 8.4 Pediatric Use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established. 8.5 Geriatric Use Clinical studies of AIMOVIG did not include sufficient numbers of patients aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.

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Category Value
Authorisation number BLA761077
Agency product number I5I8VB78VT
Orphan designation No
Product NDC 55513-841,55513-840
Date Last Revised 17-05-2018
RXCUI 2045638
Storage and handling 16.2 Storage and Handling Store refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) in the original carton to protect from light until time of use. If removed from the refrigerator, AIMOVIG should be kept at room temperature (up to 25°C [77°F]) in the original carton and must be used within 7 days. Throw away AIMOVIG that has been left at room temperature for more than 7 days. Do not freeze. Do not shake.
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