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The future of migraine treatments belongs to CGRP drugs, says professor

One of the scientist who discovered the drug class that has risen in popularity within migraine treatment in recent time predicts a bright future for CGRP drugs.

Jes Olesens, one of the scientist who discovered the drug class of CGRP inhibitors | Photo: Rigshospitalet / PR

The newest generation of migraine treatments, which includes Lundbeck’s Vyepti, will become the first treatment choice when over-the-counter options have no effect, says Jes Olesen, the professor and neurologist who helped discover this new drug class, to Danish media Medicinsk Tidsskrift.

Olesen’s research helped bring on the breakthrough discovery of CGRP antagonists, a drug class that has risen in popularity when treating migraines due to its ability to prevent rather than only treat episodes. The current first choice, the drug family known as triptans, only alleviates migraines after they start.

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