Vyepti (eptinezumab-jjmr) is a prescription brand-name medication. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved it to help prevent migraine episodes in adults.
Vyepti belongs to a group of drugs called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonists. Vyepti is a
Vyepti comes as a solution that’s given by a healthcare professional as an IV infusion.
For information about the dosage of Vyepti, including its strength, keep reading. For a comprehensive look at Vyepti, see this article.
This article describes typical dosages for Vyepti provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But your doctor will prescribe the Vyepti dosage that’s right for you.
Below is information about common Vyepti dosages.
Vyepti comes as a solution that’s given as an IV infusion by a healthcare professional. You’ll likely receive Vyepti infusions at your doctor’s office, a clinic, a hospital, or an infusion center. In some cases, you may be able to receive Vyepti infusions at home.
Vyepti is available in one strength: 100 milligrams (mg) per milliliter (mL) of solution.
Typically, your doctor will start you on the recommended dosage for your condition. They may adjust it over time to reach the amount that’s right for you. Your doctor will ultimately prescribe the smallest dosage that provides the desired effect.
The following information describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.
The typical dosage of Vyepti for prevention of migraine episodes is an infusion of 100 mg once every 3 months.
If Vyepti isn’t working for you, your doctor may increase your dosage. In this case, you may receive an infusion of 300 mg of Vyepti once every 3 months.
Vyepti is meant to be used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Vyepti is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it long term.
Vyepti comes as a solution that’s given as an IV infusion. (An IV infusion is an injection given into a vein over time.) Vyepti will be administered by a healthcare professional. You’ll likely receive Vyepti infusions at your doctor’s office, a clinic, a hospital, or an infusion center. In some cases, you may be able to receive Vyepti infusions at home.
Each infusion lasts about 30 minutes.
To learn more about how Vyepti is given, you can visit the drug manufacturer’s website. You can also talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you miss an appointment to get your Vyepti infusion, call your doctor right away to reschedule.
To help make sure you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.
The dosages in this article are typical dosages provided by the drug manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Vyepti for you, they will prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.
If you have questions about the dosage of Vyepti that’s right for you, talk with your doctor.
Besides learning about dosage, you may want more information about Vyepti. These additional articles might be helpful:
- More about Vyepti. For information about other aspects of Vyepti, refer to this article.
- Details about migraine. For details about migraine, see our headache and migraine hub, as well as our list of headache and migraine articles.
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