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Migraine is a complex neurological disease characterized by recurrent episodes of severe, often  incapacitating, headaches that also can be accompanied by an array of symptoms that can impact many aspects of life.1 The disease impacts an estimated 39 million Americans, but it may  be managed with acute and preventive treatments.1, 2, 3, 4 Although prevention aims to reduce the frequency of attacks, many patients who qualify for prevention do not receive it.5, 6, 7, 8 Migraine treatment expectations may change with an emerging class of therapies targeting CGRP (calcitonin gene-related peptide), a neuropeptide believed to play a role in initiating migraine attacks and in disease progression.9, 10, 11, 12, 13

VYEPTI®  (eptinezumab-jjmr) is the first and only intravenous (IV) CGRP antagonist for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.14 VYEPTI offers sustained duration of action with strong binding to the CGRP ligand and minimal disassociation.15, 16, 17* While 100 mg is the recommended dose, some patients may benefit from 300 mg.14 VYEPTI is administered via a 30 minute IV infusion four times per year (every three months).14

VYEPTI Clinical Data

Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies compared the efficacy and safety of VYEPTI 100 mg or 300 mg versus placebo.18, 19 One study (PROMISE 1) included 665 patients ages 18 to 75 years with episodic migraine – defined as 4 to 14 headache days per month (average 8.6 days at baseline) in which ≥4 were migraine days – treated every 3 months for 12 months.14, 18 The second study (PROMISE 2) included 1,072 patients ages 18 to 65 years with chronic migraine – defined as 15 to 26 headache days per month (average 16.1 days at baseline) of which at least 8 were migraine days – treated every 3 months for 6 months.14, 19 In both studies, the primary efficacy endpoint was a change from baseline in the mean monthly migraine days (MMDs) over  Months 1 to 3.18, 19

With one 30-minute treatment every 3 months, VYEPTI can help patients meet their migraine- free potential.14,18,19 In both studies, VYEPTI significantly reduced MMDs starting with the first dose.18, 19

After a single dose of VYEPTI 100 mg, patients with episodic migraine reported 12 fewer migraine days, on average, over Months 1 to 3 (vs. 9 fewer with placebo).18 During this same time period, patients with chronic migraine had, on average, 23 fewer migraines (vs. 16 fewer with placebo).19 About a quarter of the patients treated with VYEPTI 100 mg (22%, episodic; 27%, chronic) experienced at least 75% fewer migraine days over Months 1 to 3 (vs. 16.2%, episodic; 15%, chronic placebo respectively).18, 19 Approximately 1 in 3 chronic migraine patients experienced a 75% reduction in migraine days in the first 6 months.20

During a 6-month study period, 35% of patients with chronic migraine treated with VYEPTI 100 mg were migraine-free for a month or more versus 22% on placebo.21 Among patients with episodic migraine, 63% treated with VYEPTI 100 mg were migraine-free for a month or more versus 48% with placebo during a 12-month study period.21

VYEPTI was generally well tolerated with a safety comparable to placebo.14 The most common adverse reactions (≥2% and ≥2% than placebo) were nasopharyngitis and hypersensitivity.14 Additional Important Safety Information are included below.

VYEPTI delivers robust and sustained efficacy for migraine prevention that patients can count on, offering the potential for more migraine free days.14

For more information on migraine prevention and VYEPTI, visit

*The relationship between the pharmacodynamic activity and the mechanism(s) by which eptinezumab-jjmr exerts its clinical effects is unknown.14

Indication and Important Safety Information


VYEPTI is indicated for the preventive treatment of migraine in adults.



VYEPTI is contraindicated in patients with serious hypersensitivity to eptinezumab-jjmr or to any of the excipients. Reactions have included anaphylaxis and angioedema.


Hypersensitivity reactions: Hypersensitivity reactions, including angioedema, urticaria, facial flushing, and rash, have occurred with VYEPTI in clinical trials. Most hypersensitivity reactions occurred during infusion and were not serious, but often led to discontinuation or required treatment. Serious hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Cases of anaphylaxis have been reported in the postmarketing setting. If a hypersensitivity reaction occurs, consider discontinuing VYEPTI, and institute appropriate therapy.


The most common adverse reactions (≥2% and at least 2% or greater than placebo) in the clinical trials for the preventive treatment of migraine were nasopharyngitis and hypersensitivity.

For more information, please see the Full Prescribing Information and Patient Information or go to

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