Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) is a prescription drug used to help prevent migraine episodes in adults. It’s given as an injection under the skin. This drug isn’t known to interact with alcohol, other medications, or supplements.

An interaction can occur because one substance causes another substance to have a different effect than expected. Interactions can also occur if you have certain health conditions.

There are no reports of Aimovig interacting with specific drugs. However, interactions with other medications could be recognized in the future. For example, people who’ve used Aimovig since it became available could report new interactions.

For this reason, it’s important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about any prescription, over-the-counter, or other drugs you take. Sharing this information with them may help prevent possible interactions. (To learn whether Aimovig interacts with herbs or vitamins and supplements, see the “Are there other interactions with Aimovig?” section below.)

If you have questions about drug interactions that may affect you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Certain health conditions or other factors could raise your risk of harm if you use Aimovig. In such cases, your doctor may not prescribe Aimovig for you. These are known as contraindications. Aimovig has one contraindication, which is described below.

If you’ve had an allergic reaction: If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Aimovig or any of its ingredients, your doctor likely won’t prescribe Aimovig for you. This is because using the drug could cause another allergic reaction. You can ask your doctor about other treatments that may be better options for you.

Aimovig and alcohol are not known to interact. But drinking alcohol can be a migraine trigger for some people. (Aimovig helps prevent migraine episodes.) If alcohol triggers your migraine episodes, it may be best to avoid consuming it during your Aimovig treatment.

If you have other questions about Aimovig and alcohol, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Aimovig may have other interactions. They could occur with supplements, foods, vaccines, or even lab tests. See below for details. Note that the information below does not include all other possible interactions with Aimovig.

Does Aimovig interact with supplements?

Before you start using Aimovig, talk with your doctor and pharmacist about any herbs or vitamins and supplements you take. Sharing this information with them may help you avoid possible interactions.

If you have questions about interactions that may affect you, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Aimovig and herbs or vitamins

There are currently no reports of Aimovig interacting with herbs or vitamins. But this doesn’t mean that such interactions won’t be recognized in the future.

For this reason, it’s still important to check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any of these products while using Aimovig.

Does Aimovig interact with food?

There are currently no reports of Aimovig interacting with food. If you have questions about eating certain foods during your treatment with Aimovig, talk with your doctor.

Does Aimovig interact with vaccines or lab tests?

There are currently no reports of Aimovig interacting with vaccines or lab tests. If you have questions about receiving certain vaccines or having lab tests done during your Aimovig treatment, talk with your doctor.

Does Aimovig interact with cannabis or CBD?

There are currently no reports of Aimovig interacting with cannabis (commonly called marijuana) or cannabis products such as cannabidiol (CBD). But as with any drug or supplement, talk with your doctor before using cannabis with Aimovig.

Note: Cannabis is illegal at a federal level but is legal in many states to varying degrees.

Certain medical conditions or other health factors may raise the risk of interactions with Aimovig. Before using Aimovig, talk with your doctor about your health history. They’ll determine whether Aimovig is right for you.

Health conditions or other factors that might interact with Aimovig include:

High blood pressure: Before using Aimovig, talk with your doctor if you have high blood pressure. Aimovig may raise your blood pressure further, which could worsen your condition. Your doctor can determine whether it’s safe for you to use Aimovig.

Pregnancy: It’s not known whether Aimovig is safe to use during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, talk with your doctor before using Aimovig.

If you use Aimovig while pregnant, consider enrolling in the drug’s pregnancy registry. This registry collects details about pregnancy issues reported with Aimovig. To learn more, visit the registry website or call 833-244-4083. You can also talk with your doctor for more details.

Breastfeeding: It’s not known whether it’s safe to take Aimovig while breastfeeding or if the drug passes into breast milk. If you’re breastfeeding or planning to do so, talk with your doctor about your options.

Allergic reaction: If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Aimovig or any of its ingredients, your doctor will likely not prescribe Aimovig. This is because using the drug could cause another allergic reaction. You can ask your doctor about other treatments that may be better choices for you.

Find answers to some frequently asked questions about Aimovig and possible interactions.

Could any interactions with Aimovig lead to long-term side effects?

Yes, a health-related interaction with Aimovig could lead to long-term side effects.

Specifically, Aimovig may worsen high blood pressure in people who already have this condition. When high blood pressure isn’t well-managed over a long time, it could lead to heart damage and other problems.

If you have high blood pressure, your doctor can advise you on whether it’s safe to use Aimovig. You can also read this article to learn more about Aimovig’s side effects.

Does the risk of having an interaction while using Aimovig depend on the dose (70 mg or 140 mg)?

Not necessarily. No dose-related interactions were reported in Aimovig’s studies.

If you’re concerned about the risk of interactions with Aimovig based on your dosage, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. You can also read this article to learn more about Aimovig’s dosage.

Taking certain steps can help you avoid interactions with Aimovig. Before starting treatment, talk with your doctor and pharmacist. Things to discuss with them include:

  • whether you drink alcohol or use cannabis
  • other medications you take, as well as any vitamins, supplements, and herbs (they can also help you fill out a medication list)
  • what to do if you start taking a new drug during your Aimovig treatment

It’s also important to understand Aimovig’s label and other paperwork that may come with the drug. Colored stickers that describe interactions may be on the label. And the paperwork (sometimes called the patient package insert or medication guide) may have other details about interactions. (If you did not get paperwork with Aimovig, ask your pharmacist to print a copy for you.)

If you have trouble reading or understanding this information, your doctor or pharmacist can help.

Using Aimovig exactly as prescribed can also help prevent interactions.

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