Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Questions You May Have
1. What is the purpose of this clinical trial?
Clinical trials (also called studies) are used to learn about the safety and effectiveness of potential new treatments, medical devices, and medical procedures. Although there are many types of clinical trials, all United States-based clinical trials must conform to strict rules set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These rules help protect the rights and safety of those who volunteer to take part in clinical trials.
The purpose of this study is to learn how well the study drug works and how safe the study drug is to treat migraine in children and teens compared to placebo.
2. Who is conducting this clinical trial?
The clinical trial is being conducted on behalf of Biohaven Pharmaceuticals by multiple sites (research clinics or hospitals) across the United States with trained and qualified medical specialists. Biohaven is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company with innovative drug candidates targeting neurological diseases.
3. Will we have to pay anything to participate?
No. If you qualify and are chosen to participate, you will receive all study-related care, including the investigational study drug at no cost to you. Insurance is not required, and compensation for participation may be provided.
4. How many people will participate in this trial?
About 1,440 people will enter into the treatment phase of this clinical trial.
5. How long will the clinical trial last?
If you qualify, your participation in this study will last approximately 19 weeks and will include up to 4 study visits to the study center.
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6. What if after joining the trial we decide we no longer want to participate?
Like all clinical trials, your participation is fully voluntary. You may leave the study at any time.
How can you start volunteering for the study?
7. Who is responsible for caring for my child’s health during the trial?
When your child becomes a participant, the clinical trial team will provide migraine study-related medical care. Other aspects of your child’s overall health will be handled by your child’s regular pediatrician or other primary care doctor. It is not unusual for your child’s regular medical doctors to coordinate with the study team to understand the details of the study and any impact it may have on regular medical care.
8. What are the next steps?
Go to the See If You Qualify page and enter your state and zip code to find trial locations near you. You will be provided with contact information to discuss possible participation.