According to a new study that was recently published in the journal Neurology, nearly 40 percent of patients who suffer from migraines could see their migraine occurrences cut in half by taking a daily dose of medications including Topamax.
For the time being, most people take over-the-counter painkillers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen as a means of treatment of migraines; however, those pills do little against the actual pain and nausea of migraines after the fact. That is why the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society have published new guidelines that recommend migraine sufferers explore different treatments in preventing the migraines altogether.
“If your migraines are severe, there’s hope for you, and the medicines work,” says Dr. Stephen D. Silberstein of the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, who believes that the results from hundreds of different studies show that many of these therapies can lower the number of migraines by at least half.
Topamax is approved for use as an anti-seizure medication, but one of its off-label uses is treating migraines. While this study seems to show that Topamax can help prevent migraines, the study isn’t showing how dangerous the drug can be. Some of the side effects linked to Topamax include birth defects in babies exposed to the drug in-utero like PPHN, oral clefts, neural tube defects and heat, lung and brain defects.
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