Are CGRPs Right for Me?

Are CGRPs Right for Me?

With the flurry of information surrounding the new treatment option for migraine, it can be tricky to keep up. We’ve created a downloadable list of questions you can ask your doctor to see if you’re a good candidate for one of the calcitonin gene-related peptide blockers, also known as CGRPs.

These new drug options include:

Will CGRPs work for me?

  • Which treatment do you think I should try first & why?
  • What dosing option (dose amount-m.g. and/or frequency) will be best
    for me & why?
  • How soon can I expect to know whether or not the treatment is working
    and/or effective for me?
  • How should I properly store the medication?
  • Am I able to take other medications with this preventive medication?

Do CGRPs have side effects?

  • Will the injections be painful?
  • Have you heard of any other side effects other than what has been reported during the clinical trials that I should be concerned about?
  • If I experience any side effects from this medication, what should I do next?

How much do CGRPs cost?

  • Will my insurance cover it?
  • What if I am denied? Can I appeal or are there any other options?
  • Is this a “tiered” medication? Will I have to “fail” another treatment first before my insurance approves this
    for me?
  • If I’m not insured, can I get this medication?
  • Are there any financial assistance programs available?

You may download the questions here: Questions For Your Doctor Regarding CGRPs .

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