Botox approved for migraine headachesPosted on October 15, 2010
According to multiple reports, the FDA today approved the use of Botox, the wrinkle fighter from Allergan, for chronic migraine headaches. (link)
“Chronic migraines” are those that occur more than 14 days out of each month. Botox has not been shown to work for the treatment of episodic migraine headaches, or for other forms of headache. The Botox treatments are given every 12 weeks, which could get quite costly. I’m sure though, that the people that suffer through the pain, nausea and vomiting and light sensitivity of repeated migraines will be happy to have another treatment option.
And they’ll have fewer wrinkles, too!