Olcegepant, a non-peptide CGRP1 antagonist for migraine treatment.


Olcegepant is the first potent and selective non-peptide antagonist of the calcitonin gene-related peptide 1 (CGRP1) receptor, a key modulator in neurogenic inflammatory pain. Under development by Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, olcegepant is an intravenously formulated treatment for acute attacks of migraine. In preclinical studies, olcegepant attenuated… (More)