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Would You Use Botox as a Migraine Treatment?

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The popular wrinkle treatment Botox Cosmetic could be prescribed as a headache treatment in the future. New research published in Archives of Dermatology shares information about the recent clinical studies of Botox as a headache treatment, finding that certain patients experienced less frequent migraine attacks: “Patients who responded to Botox reported their migraines were reduced to fewer than 1 day a month from almost 7″, said Bloomberg news.

Botox manufacturer Allergan Inc has applied for FDA clearance to market the drug as a headache treatment. However, researchers say they cannot fully explain how Botox works to relieve headaches. One co-author of the study, Rami Burstein says, “it may block the signals in sensory nerves located on the outside of the head.”

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