Aimovig (erenumab-aooe) is a prescription drug that’s used to help prevent migraine symptoms. The drug comes as an injection. It’s usually injected on a monthly dosing schedule.

Aimovig is used in adults to help prevent migraine episodes.

The active ingredient in Aimovig is erenumab-aooe. (An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.)

Aimovig belongs to a group of drugs called calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitors. This article describes the dosage for Aimovig injections, as well as its strengths and dosing frequency. To learn more about Aimovig, see this in-depth article.

Note: This chart highlights the basics of Aimovig dosage. Be sure to read on for more detail. And please keep in mind that this article covers Aimovig’s recommended dosage schedule, which is provided by the drug’s manufacturer. But always follow the dosing instructions your doctor prescribes.

Aimovig formsAimovig strengthsTypical dosageMaximum dosage
• a single-dose prefilled SureClick auto-injector pen
• a single-dose prefilled syringe
• 70 milligrams per 1 milliliter (mg/mL) of liquid solution
• 140 mg/mL
70 mg once per month140 mg once per month

Below is information about Aimovig’s standard dosage.

What is Aimovig’s form?

Aimovig comes as a liquid solution that you’ll inject under your skin using:

  • a single-dose prefilled SureClick auto-injector pen, or
  • a single-dose prefilled syringe

What strengths does Aimovig come in?

The Aimovig SureClick pen and the syringe each come in two strengths:

  • 70 milligrams per 1 milliliter (mg/mL) of liquid solution
  • 140 mg/mL

What are the standard dosages of Aimovig?

Your doctor will usually prescribe a starting dose of 70 mg of Aimovig per month. If this dosage doesn’t reduce the number of migraine episodes you have, or doesn’t reduce your migraine symptoms enough, your doctor may increase your dosage to 140 mg per month.

The information above describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. But be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs.

Is Aimovig taken long term?

Yes, Aimovig is usually taken as a long-term treatment if it’s working to help prevent your migraine episodes. If you and your doctor agree that Aimovig is safe and effective for you, it may be prescribed long term.

If you miss an injection of Aimovig, take it as soon as you remember. Be sure to adjust your dosing schedule so that your next dose is a month away, since Aimovig is injected once a month.

Do not give yourself two doses of Aimovig at one time. This could increase your risk of serious side effects.

If you need help remembering to take your dose of Aimovig on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or using a timer. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.

Aimovig is an injectable liquid solution that comes in a prefilled syringe or a prefilled SureClick auto-injector pen.

Your doctor or another healthcare professional will show you (or a caregiver) how to give yourself injections at home.

Before injecting a dose of Aimovig, remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Doing this can help lessen discomfort you might have when injecting it.

While the medication is warming up, keep it out of direct sunlight. Do not put it into a microwave to warm it.

You should use each syringe or SureClick pen once for a single dose only. Discard the used syringe or pen in a sharps container after each injection.

For a video as well as step-by-step instructions on how to inject Aimovig, see the drug manufacturer’s website. For information on Aimovig expiration, storage, and disposal, see this article.

While you’re taking Aimovig, consider keeping track of how often you have migraine episodes or symptoms. You can also keep track of possible triggers and the treatments you used. Sharing this information with your doctor can help them make sure your treatment plan is effective.

Do not inject more Aimovig than your doctor prescribes. Injecting more than this can lead to serious side effects.

What to do in case you inject too much Aimovig

Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve injected too much Aimovig. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach America’s Poison Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

The sections above describe the standard dosages provided by the drug manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Aimovig for you, they will prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.

Remember, you shouldn’t change your dosage of Aimovig without your doctor’s recommendation. Only take Aimovig exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage.

Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor:

  • Could the higher dosage of Aimovig increase my risk of side effects?
  • Will my dosage of Aimovig be lower than usual if I have high blood pressure?
  • Can I take my Aimovig dosage with other migraine medications?

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Can Aimovig be prescribed for injection every other month instead of every month?



It’s not usually recommended to inject Aimovig every other month instead of every month. The drug’s effectiveness at this lower dosage isn’t known.

If you have severe or bothersome side effects (such as constipation), talk with your doctor. It’s possible that taking Aimovig less often may reduce the severity of side effects. Make sure to follow your doctor’s Aimovig dosing instructions, and take Aimovig as often as they recommend.

The Healthline Pharmacist TeamAnswers represent the opinions of our medical experts. All content is strictly informational and should not be considered medical advice.
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