Certain factors can affect whether Nurtec ODT is a safe and effective treatment option for you.
Before starting treatment with Nurtec ODT, discuss your general health and any medical conditions you have with your doctor. You should also tell your doctor about all medications you may be taking, including over-the-counter medications.
These and other factors to consider before starting Nurtec ODT treatment are discussed below.
Taking medicine with certain vaccines, foods, and other things can affect how the medicine works. These effects are called interactions.
Before taking Nurtec ODT, 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 Nurtec ODT.
For more information on drug-condition interactions, see the “Warnings” section below.
Interactions with Medications or Supplements
Nurtec ODT can interact with several types of medications.
Due to the seriousness of certain interactions, doctors generally do not prescribe certain drugs with Nurtec ODT. These include:
- the antibiotics clarithromycin and rifampin (Rimactane)
- the antifungal itraconazole (Sporanox, Tolsura)
- the antiepileptic drugs carbamazepine (Tegretol) and phenytoin (Dilantin)
- St. John’s wort supplement
Other interactions are less serious. Your doctor can tell you if it is safe to take the following medicines with Nurtec ODT:
This list does not contain all types of drugs that may interact with Nurtec ODT. Your doctor or pharmacist can tell you more about these and any other interactions that may occur while using Nurtec ODT.
Nurtec ODT may not be right for you if you have certain medical conditions. Other factors can also affect whether Nurtec ODT is a good treatment option for you.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor before taking Nurtec ODT. Factors to consider include those listed below.
- Severe kidney or liver problems. Having serious kidney or liver problems may make it harder for your body to get rid of Nurtec ODT after taking a dose. If you have severe kidney or liver problems, your doctor probably won’t prescribe Nurtec ODT for you. They can discuss other treatments that are safe for your condition.
- Allergic reaction. If you have had an allergic reaction to Nurtec ODT or any of its ingredients, your doctor will probably not prescribe Nurtec ODT for you. Ask them what other medications are better options for you.
Nurtec ODT and alcohol
There is no known interaction between the use of Nurtec ODT and the consumption of alcohol.
But alcohol can be a migraine trigger for some people. In such cases, alcohol can prevent Nurtec ODT from working as well as it should.
If you drink alcohol, your doctor can tell you how much, if any, you can safely drink while taking Nurtec ODT.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
It is not known if it is safe to take Nurtec ODT while pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor. You can discuss the risks and benefits of taking the drug during this time.
If you and your doctor decide that you will use Nurtec ODT during pregnancy, consider joining the Nurtec ODT pregnancy registry. Pregnancy registries collect data on the safety of using medicines such as Nurtec ODT during pregnancy. This data helps doctors and patients make decisions about which treatments to use. For more information or to join the registry, call 877-366-0324 or visit registry website.