NuPathe Migraine Patch Works in Late-Stage Study
Zelrix treats migraine attacks by delivering the medication Sumatriptan (the same ingredient that is in Imitrex) through a patch applied to the skin. This allows patients to avoid the nausea-related complications often experienced by migraineurs.
Pennsylvania-based NuPathe said in a statement that the patch showed a "statistically significant" improvement after two hours in pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound compared to people who used a placebo.
The trial included 530 patients. The most common side effects were itching, pain and tingling on the skin where the patch was applied. Most of these were mild and passed quickly.
NuPathe plans to apply for FDA approval of the drug in 2010.
Zelrix Transmits Sumatriptan Through Skin Patch
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