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No Evidence That Adult Drugs Work For Migraines In Children And Teenagers
2013-01-29 08:34:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is well-known that children and teens can suffer from debilitating migraines as much as adults do. And many of these younger sufferers are often prescribed the same drugs and doses that adults receive for their pulse-pounding headaches. But two recent reviews of pediatric migraine research are digging up some troubling news. According to these reviews, there´s no evidence that most drugs currently prescribed to treat...

2010-04-07 13:19:46

OptiNose, a leader in nasal drug delivery systems, is pleased to announce the publication in Cephalalgia of results from its Phase II clinical study investigating the efficacy and tolerability of its novel, intranasal drug/device product for the treatment of migraine. Sumatriptan powder in 10mg and 20mg doses administered intranasally using OptiNose's bi-directional delivery device was highly effective in treating a single attack of moderate or severe migraine. The proportion of patients...

2008-09-11 15:00:09

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My daughter has been very ill since 1994. She suffers every day from pain in almost every part of her body. She is only 40. She went to a naturopathic doctor who just recently was knighted for her work with autistic children. When my daughter saw her, the doctor knew immediately that my daughter suffers from Lyme disease. Research states that if you become pregnant while infected, it is likely the parasite will affect the child. My grandson has many Lyme symptoms. He is only...

2008-06-27 12:02:19

Merck & Co., Inc. today announced that, in a Phase III clinical trial, telcagepant (formerly MK-0974), its investigational oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, significantly improved relief of migraine pain and migraine-associated symptoms two hours after dosing compared to placebo. In addition, the efficacy results for telcagepant 300 mg were similar to the highest recommended dose of zolmitriptan,(1) an approved migraine therapy, with a lower incidence of...

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2004-12-01 03:00:00

The words "migraine headache" and "children" do not seem to fit together, however children can experience migraine headaches. In fact, the disorder is much more common in children than previously thought. While complaints of headache are common in almost 70% of children, studies have shown 5% to 15% of children between the ages of 7 and 14 suffer from migraine headaches and 28% of the adolescent population exhibit chronic headache symptoms.'"4 These are large numbers, compared to how...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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