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Erenumab (trade name Aimovig) is a medication which targets the calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor (CGRPR) for the prevention of migraine. It was the first of the group of CGRPR antagonists to be approved in 2018.
In the phase III STRIVE clinical trial 955 patients were divided into three groups in a 1:1:1 ratio. Each group was injected subcutaneously monthly with 0, 70 or 140 mg erenumab over a period of 6 months. The results were measured as mean monthly migraine days in months 4, 5, and 6. At baseline the patients experienced between 4 and 14 migraine days per month with an average of 8.3. The medication significantly reduced the number of migraine days per month by 3.2 in the 70-mg group and 3.7 in the 140-mg group, versus 1.8 in the placebo (0-mg) group.
Approval and marketing
The United States Food and Drug Administration approved the medication for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults on May 17, 2018. The list price was reported to be US$6,900 per year. It was licensed by the European Medicines Agency on July 31, 2018 and is being evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence as of September 2018[update].
- Other anti-migraine antibodies blocking the calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) pathway:
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