Certain factors can affect how well Qulipta works to help prevent migraine. These include your medical history and any medications you may be taking. Below are some of the important considerations to discuss with your doctor before you start taking Qulipta.
Taking medicine with certain vaccines, foods, and other things can affect how the medicine works. These effects are called interactions.
Before taking Qulipta, be sure to tell your doctor about all medications you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter medications. Also describe any vitamins, herbs or supplements you use. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you about any interactions these may cause with Qulipta.
Interactions with Medications or Supplements
Qulipta may interact with several types of medications. These include:
This list does not contain all types of drugs that may interact with Qulipta. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about these interactions and any other interactions that may occur with Qulipta.
Qulipta may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions or other factors that affect your health. Talk to your doctor about your medical history before taking Qulipta. Factors to consider include those listed below.
- Kidney problems, including those requiring dialysis. If you have severe kidney problems or are on dialysis, your doctor will likely prescribe a lower dose of Qulipta. Severe kidney problems may affect your body’s ability to get rid of Qulipta after taking a dose. Your doctor can give you more information about the dose of Qulipta that is right for you.
- Liver problems. Doctors generally won’t prescribe Qulipta to people with severe liver problems. Serious liver problems may prevent your body from getting rid of Qulipta after taking a dose. If you have liver problems, tell your doctor. They can discuss with you if Qulipta is safe for you.
- Allergic reaction. If you’ve had an allergic reaction to Qulipta or any of its ingredients, your doctor probably won’t prescribe Qulipta for you. Ask them what other medications are better options for you.
Qulipta and alcohol
There are no known interactions between alcohol and Qulipta.
But alcohol can trigger a migraine episode in some people. If alcohol is a migraine trigger for you, drinking alcohol may affect how well Qulipta works to help prevent your migraine episodes.
If you drink alcohol, talk to your doctor about how much you can safely drink while taking Qulipta.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
It is not known if it is safe to take Qulipta while pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor. They can discuss safe treatments for your condition with you.