Articles related to MIGRAINES/HEADACHES
Significant Differences in Therapy Discontinuation Rates Seen in Study of CBRP mAbs and Botox to Treat Migraine
Explore the findings of a retrospective study examining treatment persistence in migraine patients using CGRP mAb therapies or Botox – the results may surprise you.
Neurology June 28th 2023
FDA Expands Approval of Oral Agent for Migraine
FDA’s New Approval of Atogepant for Chronic Migraine Prevention is a Breakthrough in Migraine Management A promising breakthrough in migraine management, the FDA’s new approval of atogepant tablets, brings renewed hope for chronic migraine sufferers. According to AbbVie, this endorsement allows the use of atogepant (Qulipta) in the prevention of chronic migraines in adults. Atogepant stands out as the first oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist to receive dual approval for episodic and chronic migraines. It works by blocking CGRP, a molecule involved in transmitting pain signals. Chronic migraines, to clarify, involve enduring headaches for at least 15 days a month, with eight of those days associated with migraines. Before this, in September 2021, the FDA approved atogepant for treating episodic migraines. Patients can take the drug in 10 mg, 30 mg, and 60 mg dosages. The FDA recommends the 60 mg dose for chronic migraine patients. Peter McAllister, MD, from the New England Center for Neurology and Headache, noted that the FDA’s endorsement offers a new, convenient daily treatment for chronic migraine patients. The demonstrated efficacy and functional improvement of atogepant make it an appealing option for neurologists and headache specialists when devising treatment plans for patients. The […]
Internal Medicine May 23rd 2023
Nerivio Gets FDA Nod for Use in Migraine Prevention
The Nerivio device is worn on the arm and uses painless electrical stimulation to activate peripheral nerves, thereby inducing a conditioned pain modulation response. It is controlled by a smartphone app and is recommended to be used every other day for migraine prevention.
Neurology March 14th 2023
Migraine — Treatment and Preventive Therapies
Misunderstandings and misperceptions about migraine persist, leading to misdiagnosis and less-than-optimal management. In this video, migraine experts seek to update the primary care provider on the current understanding of the disease, and the role of gepants, ditans, triptans, calcitonin gene-related peptide antibodies, and other therapies.
Family Medicine/General Practice October 26th 2022