Instructional Videos

Overview of Nerivio
Treating a migraine headache with Nerivio

FAQ

Who is Nerivio™ intended for?

Nerivio is indicated for migraine patients 18 years of age or older who do not have chronic migraine. Nerivio should not be used by people with congestive heart failure, severe cardiac or cerebrovascular disease, or uncontrolled epilepsy.  Nerivio should not be used by anyone with active implantable medical devices (eg, pacemaker, hearing aid implant). It should only be applied on the upper arm over dry, healthy skin with normal physical sensation and without any metallic implants or in proximity to cancerous lesions. Nerivio has not been evaluated in pregnancy or those under the age of 18.

When should I use Nerivio?

Nerivio is available by prescription only and is aimed to treat migraine attacks when they occur. For effective results, the treatments should be initiated as early as possible and always within 60 minutes of migraine headache or aura onset. Nerivio can be used for additional treatment sessions, even consecutive, if the headache is not relieved or if it reoccurs. Please consult with your doctor for further instructions on use.

Where can I buy the Nerivio?

Nerivio is available with a prescription at participating clinics and specialty pharmacies*

*Participating clinics and pharmacies are subject to change without notice

How do I connect the Nerivio device to the app?

To connect Nerivio to the app you must enable Bluetooth on your smartphone. If you are using an Android phone, location access should be allowed, and location services should be turned on. The app will request you to allow these permissions. 

To connect a new Nerivio device to the app, turn on the device (A slow flashing green light indicates the device is on) and press ‘Connect Nerivio’ in the app. The first time you connect the Nerivio device to the app, it should be in proximity of less than 1 inch. Each device can only be associated with one user account.

If you have already connected the app to a specific Nerivio device, an automatic connection will be established once the device is turned on and the app is opened.

What is the armband for and how do I use it?

The armband should be wrapped around the device on your arm to improve the contact between the device and your skin. During your first use, you will need to adjust the armband to your size. There are 4 sizes you can choose from (S, M, L, XL). Remove the extension for S and M sizes and use it for L and XL sizes. Insert the strap to the buckle of your size, wrap the armband around the device on your arm and fasten the strap.

At what intensity should I treat my migraine headaches?

You should set the treatment intensity level so it feels strong yet comfortable and painless. This is important to maximize the clinical benefit of the treatment.  The intensity can be adjusted in the app by touching the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons. To set the intensity to a personalized optimal level

  1. Start increasing the stimulation intensity using the ‘+’ button and when the stimulation is painful and/or uncomfortable
  2. Reduce the intensity to the previous level using the ‘-‘ button. 

For your safety, continuous presses on the ‘+’ button will result in a gradual increase of the intensity.

What does the treatment feel like?

The device transmits electrical pulses. You may feel a strong sensation at first, but it will typically fade to a comfortable level after a couple of seconds. You will then need to set the treatment intensity level by increasing it to the highest level that feels strong yet comfortable and painless. If the sensation is uncomfortable or painful, you should decrease the intensity. During the treatment you might experience a temporary sensation of warmth, local tingling, numbness in the arm or redness of the skin, which should disappear shortly after the end of the treatment. If you experience hand numbness and/or muscle twitching, try changing the location of the electrodes on the arm.

The stimulation is not felt. What should I do?

Make sure that the protective film was removed from the electrodes, that the device and the app are connected, and that the treatment has started and had not been stopped or paused. The treatment intensity level so it feels strong yet comfortable and painless by touching the ‘+’ button in the app. If the stimulation is still unfelt, it is possible that the electrodes are losing adhesion strength. With the device off, use your finger to gently rub one or two drops of water onto the gel surface of the electrodes to improve their adhesion If the adhesive surface of the electrodes is damaged, you should replace the device.

How many treatments can I perform with the Nerivio?

The device is good for 12 treatments and once those treatments are completed, the device should be disposed of according to the instructions.

To minimize moisture loss, when unused, the electrodes should be covered with the provided protective film and the device should be stored in its original package or in the travel bag. Also, before or after a treatment, rub the electrodes with your finger using a drop of water to improve their adhesiveness.

Will my information be shared?

Your privacy is very important to us and your personal information is stored securely. If you provide permissions, your information could be accessed by your healthcare professional. Anonymous data may be used for marketing, scientific publications and reports. Your personal information, however, will never be shared without your consent.

What are the minimal smartphone requirements for the app?

The Nerivio app requires:

  • At least 5.0 inches multi-touchscreen with at least 720x 1280 pixels resolution
  • CPU of 800MHz or more, internal memory of 512kB or more, and internal storage of at least 4GB
  • Connectivity capabilities of BT4.0 or above
  • Supported operating systems – iOS versions 10 to 13.1.2 and Android versions 6 to 9.