Botox for Migraine India
Treating migraine non- surgically falls under two categories.
- Acute therapy
- Preventative therapy
Does every victim of migraine needs treatment is a very common question. Most of the migraine are satisfied with their general practitioners. But a few are not. We are here to guide when migraine is not under control with pills. Medications for migraine though extremely effective, does not solely treat severe and refractory headaches. BOTOX plays a vital role here. Botox known for its cosmetic reasons is unknown to many as a therapeutic remedy for migraine.
BOTOX falls under the preventative therapy for chronic attacks and a comparative study proves its safety, efficacy and tolerability over the other preventative measures. There are more significant advantages OF BOTOX over the alternative preventative therapies with beta blockers, anti- convulsants and anti- depressants.
C0NSIDERATIONS WHILE EVALUATING THE TREATMENT PLANS:
Prevention plays an important role in treating chronic migraine. This involves educating the patient about their condition and counsel them to change their diet and life style modification.
Treatment plan begins with a thorough history like:
- Is he or she using more acute medications than the recommended dose.
- Is he or she responding properly for acute medications.
- Is he or she meeting the treatment goals.
- Has he or she properly followed the treatment regimen?
- If he or she developed any complications for their previous treatment.
RECOMMENDED DOSE/NUMBER OF SITES:
PROVEN DOSAGE: 155 Units
PROVEN SCHEDULE: 2 sessions, 12 weeks apart, with further re-treatment every 12 weeks
PROVEN SITES: 31 sites across 7 specific head and neck muscle areas
- Nape and sides of neck
- Upper shoulders
- Back of the head
The most frequently reported adverse reactions after BOTOX injection are neck pain ,headache, drooping of the eyelids, muscular weakness , musculoskeletal stiffness, bronchitis, pain and swelling in the injected area. Severe worsening of migraine requiring hospitalization occurred in approximately 1% of BOTOX treated patients usually within the first week after treatment.
BOTOX IS NOT AN OPTION FOR:
- Children below 18 years
- Uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Hypersensitive reactions for previous BOTOX.