Monoclonal antibodies targeting CGRP or its receptor (anti-CGRP mAbs) are proven to be effective treatments in migraine prevention. Real-world evidence studies assessing their efficacy are scarce.
Our objective was to assess the efficacy of anti-CGRP mAbs in our clinical cohort resistant to onabotulinumtoxinA. We prospectively analyzed ≥50% response rate in patients who initiated treatment with anti-CGRP mAbs and who were partial or non-responders to onabotulinumtoxinA.
155 patients completed treatment with anti-CGRP mAbs at 3-month of follow-up. No statistically significant differences were found in ≥50% response in headache frequency in patients with prior onabotulimuntoxinA treatment partial or complete failure. Regarding dual therapy with onabotulinumtoxinA and anti-CGRP mAbs, no statistically significant differences were found in ≥50% response in headache frequency between monotherapy or dual therapy.
Patients with prior treatment failure or partial efficacy to onabotulinumtoxinA respond to anti-CGRP mAbs. After 3 months, in our cohort, dual therapy does not seem to add more benefit than anti-CGRP mAbs in monotherapy.

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