Emgality is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) binding antibody studied in migraine and episodic cluster headache1

Emgality works differently than many other preventive medications because it was specifically developed to bind to CGRP, a substance in the brain that may play a key role in migraine4-6

References:

  1. Durham PL. CGRP-receptor antagonists—a fresh approach to migraine therapy? N Engl J Med. 2004;350(11):1073-1075.
  2. Lassen LH, Haderslev PA, Jacobsen VB, et al. CGRP may play a causative role in migraine. Cephalalgia. 2002;22:54-61.
  3. Oku R, Satoh M, Fujii N, et al. Calcitonin gene-related peptide promotes mechanical nociception by potentiating release of substance P from the spinal dorsal horn in rats. Brain Res. 1987;403(2):350-354.
  4. Emgality [Prescribing Information]. Indianapolis, IN: Lilly USA, LLC.
  5. Russo AF. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP): a new target for migraine. Annu Rev Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015;55:533-552.
  6. Garza I, Swanson JW. Prophylaxis of migraine. Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2006;2(3):281-291.

INDICATIONS

Emgality is a calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist indicated in adults for the:

  • Preventive treatment of migraine
  • Treatment of episodic cluster headache

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

CONTRAINDICATIONS
Emgality is contraindicated in patients with serious hypersensitivity to galcanezumab-gnlm or to any of the excipients.

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS
Hypersensitivity Reactions
Hypersensitivity reactions, including dyspnea, urticaria, and rash, have occurred with Emgality in clinical studies and the postmarketing setting. Cases of anaphylaxis and angioedema have also been reported in the postmarketing setting. If a serious or severe hypersensitivity reaction occurs, discontinue administration of Emgality and initiate appropriate therapy. Hypersensitivity reactions can occur days after administration and may be prolonged.

ADVERSE REACTIONS
The most common adverse reactions (incidence ≥2% and at least 2% greater than placebo) in Emgality clinical studies were injection site reactions.

Please see Full Prescribing Information, including Patient Information, for Emgality. See Instructions for Use included with the device.

GZ HCP ISI 10DEC2019