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DrugUbrelvy (ubrogepant) [Allergan, Inc..]

July 2020

Therapeutic area - Anitimigraine Agents, Other

Initial approval criteria:

  • Patient must be ≥ 18 years of age; AND
  • Patient must have a diagnosis of migraine, with or without aura; AND
  • Patient must NOT have headache frequency ≥ 15 headache days per month during the prior 6 months; AND
  • Provider must provide an attestation to all of the following:
    • Provider has completed a comprehensive review of all of the patient’s concurrent medications to determine if dosage adjustment of Ubrelvy is necessary; AND
    • Provider has evaluated patient’s hepatic and renal function to determine if dosage adjustment of Ubrelvy is necessary; AND
    • If applicable, provider has completed a review of patient’s adherence of any medications used to prevent migraine and address any patient’s adherence issue; AND
  • Patient must NOT be concurrently using a strong CYP3A4 inhibitor; AND
  • Patient must NOT have end-stage renal disease (creatinine clearance [CrCl] < 15 mL/min); AND
  • Patient must have tried and failed ≥ 1 of the following: NSAID, non-opioid analgesic, acetaminophen, OR caffeinated analgesic combination; AND
  • Patient must have tried and failed, or have contraindication to, ≥ 2 preferred triptans.

Renewal criteria:

  • Patient must continue to meet the above criteria; AND
  • Patient must demonstrate resolution in headache pain or reduction in headache severity, as assessed by prescriber; AND
  • Patient has not have experienced any treatment-restricting adverse effects (e.g., nausea, somnolence, dry mouth).

Quantity limits:

  • 16 doses per 30 days
  • Any request for quantities exceeding those recommended by the FDA will not be approved

Background information:

FDA-approved label states:

  • The maximum dose in a 24-hour period is 200 mg. 
  • The safety of treating more than 8 migraines in a 30-day period has not been established.


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