Erenumab in the treatment of migraine.Pain Manag. 2018 Nov 01; 8(6):415-426.PM
Migraine is a highly prevalent neurological pain syndrome, and its management is limited due to side effects posed by current preventive therapies. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of migraine. In recent years, research has been dedicated to the development of monoclonal antibodies against CGRP and CGRP receptors for the treatment of migraine. This review will focus on the first US FDA-approved CGRP-receptor monoclonal antibody developed for the prevention of migraine: erenumab. Two Phase II trials (one for episodic migraine and one for chronic migraine) and two Phase III trials for episodic migraine have been published demonstrating the efficacy and safety of erenumab in the prevention of migraine.