Migraine attacks show no mercy
You already know how painful a migraine attack can be – and that it’s more debilitating than "just a headache." You won’t always know when one will strike and each can be different than the next, making it difficult to treat. Migraine attacks last longer – from 4 to 72 hours – and may or may not have aura. If you experience flashes of light or blind spots, you may have migraine with aura. Throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head is only one symptom. Other migraine symptoms include:
Although what causes migraine is not exactly clear, it is believed that people who have migraine are more sensitive to their surroundings than others who do not. These conditions can affect the brain and may trigger an attack.
Triggers are things in your surroundings that could set off a migraine attack. Some people don’t have triggers, while others know their triggers and try to avoid them. They can be different for everyone, but certain foods or drinks, strong scents, or even hormones can be triggers. Other common triggers include:
Migraine is different for everyone, which can make diagnosing it difficult. If you experience head pain along with any of the symptoms mentioned above, tell your doctor.
Before your doctor can diagnose you with migraine, he or she will need some more information. Though physical exams are commonly used to help diagnose you, your doctor may also want to discuss your:
Having a history of migraine in your family can be a strong indicator of your own migraine experience.
There may be patterns in your daily routine that will help your doctor identify if you are coming in contact with common triggers. These triggers may be contributing to your migraine attack.
When learning about migraine medicines, you may have heard terms like “acute” and “preventive.” When you have a migraine, acute medicines like REYVOW are used to help get rid of the attack. Preventive medicines* are used to help prevent attacks from happening in the first place.
*REYVOW is not approved for the preventive treatment of migraine.
Learn more about a preventive treatment that could fit into your treatment plan. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you.
Talk to your doctor about what migraine medicine is right for you. Your doctor may consider things like:
Remember, even if you are taking preventive medicine*, you can still have a migraine attack. When one happens, you might benefit from an acute medicine (a medicine that helps when an attack happens).
Important Facts About REYVOW® (RAY-vow) tablets. REYVOW is also known as lasmiditan.
REYVOW can cause serious side effects, including:
Common Side Effects
The most common side effects of REYVOW include dizziness, sleepiness, numbness, feeling tired, and tingling. These are not all the possible side effects of REYVOW. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects.
You can report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch
Before You Take REYVOW:
How to Take
Take REYVOW exactly as your doctor tells you to, and do not change your dose without talking to your doctor. REYVOW should only be used during a migraine attack. It should not be used to try to prevent migraine attacks.
For more information, call 1-833-REYVOW1 (1-833-739-8691).
This summary provides basic information about REYVOW, but it does not include all the information known about this medicine. Read the information that comes with your prescription every time you have a prescription filled. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about this information. Your doctor is the best person to help you decide if REYVOW is right for you.
LM CON BS 18DEC2020