Monday, September 15, 2008

Manufacturer Claims Botox Effective in Preventing Migraines


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The manufacturer of the Botox brand of botulinum toxin type A injections says the product is effective in preventing migraine attacks when compared to placebo.

Allergan Says Botox Works on Chronic Migraines

These findings seem to conflict with other research that did not find any significant benefit of Botox injections over placebo in preventing migraine attacks or tension type headaches.
The American Academy of Neurology released a set of guidelines for use of Botox in May that says Botox should not be used in patients with migraines and tension-type headaches.

Botox Not Recommended for Migraines, Tension Headaches

Allergan hopes its findings will lead to FDA approval of Botox for migraine prevention by the middle of 2009.

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