New Modality in Migraine Management

by Medindia Content Team on  August 24, 2001 at 1:02 PM General Health News
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New Modality in Migraine Management
Texas researchers have come out with a new way of administration of drug that treats migraine.Giving migraine patients the drug valproate sodium "rapidly and forcefully" eases severe headaches without side effects.

Dr. John Claude Krusz of Anodyne PainCare in Dallas, in his study, which included 85 patients who had experienced no relief after treatment with standard therapies,treated them with 100milligrams of valproate sodium every 5 minutes until their pain was relieved.

By the end of the study, he found that,patients' average rating for symptom relief was 88%, and 59 reported complete pain relief. No problems with drowsiness or euphoria were reported, although most patients said they felt very calm after treatment.

"The beauty of it is there's no altered consciousness. Patients can go right back to work," Krusz added.He also said that he had taught the doctors in his hospital how to use it and he is confident in implementing the same modality to the comfort level of use.

May this be a good find to wind up the miseries for those migraine sufferers.


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