BOTOX® For Migraines

BOTOX® is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for Chronic Migraine. Unlike acute treatments, which are taken to treat a headache or migraine once it's already begun, BOTOX® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX®prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo).

 

Indication
BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older.

It is not known whether BOTOX® is safe or effective to prevent headaches in patients with migraine who have 14 or fewer headache days each month (episodic migraine). 

5 quick things you should know about BOTOX® 

Treatment

 

 It prevents headaches and migraines before they even

start. BOTOX®prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo) at 24 weeks.

 

 It's given every 12 weeks. It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well BOTOX® is working for you. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®.

 

 It's a small needle. People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.

 

 It's injected by a BOTOX® specialist.This is a doctor who's experienced in treating with BOTOX®.

 It takes about 15 minutes. The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in your doctor's office.

The consultation and procedure is covered by Alberta Health and Wellness and the medication (Botox) is covered by most Insurance Companies

More than a headache Chronic Migraine— a neurologic condition that amounts to much more than just frequent headaches and migraines.

People with Chronic Migraine have:

15 or more headache days a month

At least 8 headache days a month associated with migraine

Each headache lasts 4 hours or more per day

Contact

Hygieia Medical Clinic

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