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2020 Apr 08


Rimegepant: First Approval.


Scott LJ
Drugs. 2020 Apr 08.
PMID: 32270407.


The orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) formulation of rimegepant (NURTEC ODT) is a small molecule, highly-selective, calcitonin gene-related peptide antagonist that was developed by Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd as an acute treatment for migraine. A conventional tablet formulation of the drug is being investigated for the acute treatment (under FDA review in the USA) and prevention of migraine and the treatment of refractory trigeminal neuralgia. In February 2020, rimegepant ODT received its first global approval in the USA for the acute treatment of migraine (± aura) in adults. This article summarizes the milestones in the development of rimegepant leading to its first global approval for acute treatment of migraine (± aura) in adults.