FDA Approves Botox for Chronic Migraines
If you’ve never suffered a migraine, it’s hard to appreciate what a disabling headache it can be in everyday life. But for those who do suffer from chronic migraines, there now may be some relief, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Botox injections to prevent chronic migraines in adults.
Chronic migraines are categorized as those occurring 15 days or more per month, for more than four hours per day. The FDA advises this preventative treatment be injected every three months around the head and neck area to dull future headache symptoms. It is not currently effective against tackling migraines that arise 14 days or few per month or other forms of headaches, according to the FDA.
And of course, it’s necessary to note that Botox isn’t appropriate for everyone, and that side effects may occur.
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