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Botox Given Approval in the UK for Migraine Headache Relief

Posted Jul 10 2010 8:56am

The FDA has not cleared for use here in the US yet, but we might be getting closer as they have approved Botox for use to releive muscle spasms in the wrist and finger area so we just need to travel a little further up north perhaps.  BD

Those seeking the secret of eternal youth have long sought Botox to ease the cosmetic pain of wrinkles, but UK patients will soon be able to use the image product to help with the more medically important issue of headaches.

The UK medicines regulator on Friday announced a world first with the decision to approve Botox for the prevention of severe migraine, in the latest extension of the growing medical as well as aesthetic uses of the drug produced by US-based Allergan .

The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency granted approval for its prescription in adults suffering from headaches for at least 15 days each month, of which at least eight days are with migraine, including sensitivity to light, nausea and numbness.

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