Migranal Efficacy

Introduction to Migranal Efficacy

Migranal has been studied to receive approval by the Food and Drug Administration for its use in the United States. Like all prescription medications, Migranal had to be evaluated for how well it works for its intended use in relation to the number and types of side effects. Only you and your doctor can determine together if taking the medication provides enough benefit to outweigh any potential risks.

 

Studies Show that Migranal Works to Treat Migraine Headaches

Migranal has been shown to work in adults in at least four small-sized studies prior to getting approved to be used in the United States. These studies looked at the effect the drug had on treating migraine headaches.

Studies Show Migranal Efficacy for the Acute Treatment of Migraine Headaches with or Without Aura

Migranal was found to be effective in treating acute migraine headaches in four small-sized studies in adults that were mostly Caucasian women with an average age of 39.

In all four studies patients treated their moderate to severe migraine headache with one dose of Migranal and rated their pain over a 24-hour period. Patients were observed over a 4-hour period to see if the medication worked and resulted in mild pain or no pain at all. Two of the studies looked at a how well a 2 mg dose of Migranal worked versus a placebo (nasal spray containing no medicine). The other two looked at comparing a 2 mg total dose versus a 3 mg dose.

Migranal was found to be more effective than placebo (nasal spray containing no medicine) in treating acute migraine headaches in three of the four studies. For example, in one study, 61% of people reported reduced headache pain after 2 hours in contrast to 23% who took the placebo. (nasal spray containing no medicine).

 

Migranal Efficacy in Children

Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.

 

Migranal Efficacy in Older People

There is no information about the safety and effectiveness of Migranal in adults over age 65 because these people were not included in studies of Migranal.

 

Deciding if Migranal is Right for You

Migranal has been used effectively by many consumers in the United States. Only a doctor can decide if Migranal is right for you, but you should understand the potential benefits and risks of taking this medicine. If you are taking Migranal and have any concerns, be sure to speak with your doctor. Never stop taking any medication without your doctor’s advice.

 

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010. Click the References Link below for a complete list of references.

Written & reviewed by: Lisa Erwin R.Ph. CGP | Last review date: Dec 2010.
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