Tuesday, October 31, 2017 03:00 AM

BOTOX MAY OFFER NEW HOPE FOR YOUNG MIGRAINE SUFFERERS

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Botox injections[1] may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines[2], a small study suggests.

Botox[3] (botulinum toxin) appears to reduce the frequency of migraines[4] and shorten the length of episodes when they do occur, while also diminishing migraine[5] pain[6].

At the moment, Botox is only approved as an adult migraine[7] treatment. And the new findings are based on testing among just nine children, aged 8 to 17.

But the results raise hope that a new alternative therapy for pediatric migraines is on the horizon, given that only a single preventive migraine medication -- topiramate[8] -- is currently approved ...

News source: MedicineNet

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