Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Oral Ubrogepant in the Acute Treatment of Migraine


About this study

This study will evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of 2 doses of ubrogepant (25 and 50 mg) compared to placebo for the acute treatment of a single migraine attack.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • At least a 1-year history of migraine with or without aura consistent with a diagnosis according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition, beta version
  • Migraine onset before age 50
  • History of migraines typically lasting between 4 and 72 hours if untreated or treated unsuccessfully and migraine episodes are separated by at least 48 hours of headache pain freedom
  • History of 2 to 8 migraine attacks per month with moderate to severe headache pain in each of the previous 3 months.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Difficulty distinguishing migraine headache from tension-type other headaches
  • Has taken medication for acute treatment of headache (including acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], triptans, ergotamine, opioids, or combination analgesics) on 10 or more days per month in the previous 3 months
  • Has a history of migraine aura with diplopia or impairment of level of consciousness, hemiplegic migraine, or retinal migraine
  • Has a current diagnosis of new persistent daily headache, trigeminal autonomic cephalgia (eg, cluster headache), or painful cranial neuropathy
  • Required hospital treatment of a migraine attack 3 or more times in the previous 6 months
  • Has a chronic non-headache pain condition requiring daily pain medication
  • Has a history of malignancy in the prior 5 years, except for adequately treated basal cell or squamous cell skin cancer, or in situ cervical cancer
  • Has a history of any prior gastrointestinal conditions (eg, diarrhea syndromes, inflammatory bowel disease) that may affect the absorption or metabolism of investigational product; patients with prior gastric bariatric interventions which have been reversed are not excluded
  • Has a history of hepatitis within previous 6 months.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Rashmi Halker Singh, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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