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Nurtec ODT dosage: A detailed guide

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Doctors prescribe Nurtec ODT for migraine. You take it by mouth as needed to treat a migraine headache or once every other day to help prevent episodic migraine.
Medically reviewed by Victor Nguyen, PharmD, MBA
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This article describes Nurtec ODT’s dosages and strength and gives details on how to take it. You’ll also find information on cost savings and coupon options for Nurtec ODT. If you want to know more about Nurtec ODT, see this overview article. It covers details about the drug’s uses, side effects, ways to save on cost, and more.

Nurtec ODT is a brand-name medication that comes as an orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) that dissolves on or under your tongue. It isn’t available in a generic version.

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Dosage of Nurtec ODT

This article describes the recommended dosages for Nurtec ODT. The drugmaker provides these dosages. In some cases, doctors may adjust your dosage from those shown below.

If your doctor prescribes this medication, you should follow the dosage they prescribe. Your doctor will determine the dosage that best meets your needs. Do not change your dosage of Nurtec ODT without your doctor’s recommendation.

Usual recommended dosages of Nurtec ODT in adults

Below are the usual recommended dosages of Nurtec ODT in adults:

Dosage for migraine headache

To treat a sudden migraine headache with or without aura, the dosage of Nurtec ODT is as follows:

  • Dosage: 75 milligrams (mg) as needed
  • Maximum dose in 24 hours: 75 mg
  • Maximum dose in a 30-day period: 18 doses of 75 mg each

Dosage for episodic migraine

To help prevent episodic migraine, the dosage of Nurtec ODT is 75 mg every other day.

How to take Nurtec ODT

It’s important to note that your hands should be dry when opening the Nurtec ODT blister pack. You should peel back the foil, instead of pushing the tablet through. You can place Nurtec ODT on or under your tongue to let it dissolve and then swallow.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions about how to take Nurtec ODT.

Frequently asked questions

Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Nurtec ODT and its dosage.

Are certain side effects more common with different dosages of Nurtec ODT?

Yes. The most common side effect for all dosages of Nurtec ODT is nausea. But abdominal pain and indigestion are more common when taking Nurtec ODT every other day to help prevent episodic migraine.

The above doesn’t include all possible side effects of Nurtec ODT. Talk with your doctor if you have questions about the side effects of Nurtec ODT. You can also view this article for more details.

Can you take a second dose of Nurtec ODT to treat migraine headache?

No. The maximum dosage of Nurtec ODT in a 24-hour period is 75 mg. Taking 150 mg of Nurtec ODT, either as a single dose or within a 24-hour period, isn’t currently an approved dosage.

Talk with your doctor if you have concerns about your Nurtec ODT dosage.

Overdose of Nurtec ODT

It’s important that you do not take more Nurtec ODT than your doctor prescribes. Doing so can lead to harmful effects.

What to do if you take too much Nurtec ODT

If you think you’ve taken too much Nurtec ODT, call your doctor or pharmacist right away. Or you could call 800-222-1222 to speak with someone at America’s Poison Centers. You can also use its online resource. If you have severe symptoms, call 911 or a local emergency number immediately. You can also go to the closest emergency room.

Form and strength of Nurtec ODT

Nurtec ODT comes as follows:

  • Form: tablet that dissolves on or under your tongue
  • Strength: 75 mg

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