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Ubrogepant May Relieve Migraine Pain at 2 Hours


Key clinical point: Ubrogepant, an oral calcitonin gene–related peptide (CGRP)–receptor antagonist, may relieve patients’ migraine pain and their most bothersome associated symptom, such as photophobia, phonophobia, or nausea, at 2 hours after acute treatment.

Major finding: At 2 hours, pain freedom was reported by 101 of 464 participants in the ubrogepant 50-mg group (21.8%), 90 of 435 in the ubrogepant 25-mg group (20.7%), and 65 of 456 in the placebo group (14.3%).

Study details: ACHIEVE II was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, single-attack clinical trial that included more than 1,300 adults with migraine.

Disclosures: The trial was sponsored by Allergan, the company developing the drug. Several authors are Allergan employees. Dr. Lipton is a consultant, advisory board member, or has received honoraria from Allergan and other companies.

Citation: Lipton RB et al. JAMA. 2019;322(19):1887-98. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.16711 .

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