Navigation Links
Study Finds That Migraine Drug Can Ease The Severest Of Facial Pain

A new study in Japan has found migraine medication sumatriptan, known by the brand names Imitrex or Imigran, can provide relief for pain// due to trigeminal neuralgia up to eight hours.

Now researchers have found that a migraine medication could provide relief for people who suffer from, trigeminal neuralgia. Researchers had injected the drug and found it produced rapid and significant pain relief without serious adverse reactions.

Pain experienced with trigeminal neuralgia that affects the nerves in the face, sometimes known as tic douloureux, comes in lightning-like stabs that radiate from the angle of the jaw to the front of the face. The shocks are momentary but can repeat for several seconds. Paroxysms may last for hours, and then subside for long periods. This pain is often considered as one of the severest pains. Compression of the root of the trigeminal nerves by an artery is thought to cause trigeminal neuralgia.

Dr Akifumi Kanai and colleagues from Kitasato University School of Medicine explained this in the journal of Headache. The team led by Dr Kanai's examined the possible effectiveness of a subcutaneous injection of sumatriptan compared with saline in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in 24 patients. According to investigators, it was found to significantly decrease pain scores on a 0-10 scale from 8.3 to 2.4, according to the investigators. Pain scores did not change with placebo injection. Twenty patients described their pain as moderately or slightly better after sumatriptan treatment as compared with only one patient after being injected with saline injection. The analgesic effect of sumatriptan lasted for 1 to 20 hours, averaging 7.9 hours overall.

Dr Julio Pascual of University Hospital in Salamanca, Spain, in his editorial explained that the rapid onset of relief is plus, but subcutaneous injections that should be given at least twice a day would be a drawback. He went to suggest that sumatrip tan might be ideal as short-term treatment until oral drugs begin to work, or as rescue treatment. He also stated that he would like to see if other "triptans" that can be delivered orally or by nasal spray would work for trigeminal neuralgia.


Related medicine news :

1. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
2. Study on obesity and heart failure
3. National Lung Study in the process
4. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
5. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
6. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
7. Study supports vegetable diet
8. Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy
9. Its Never Too Late to Stop Smoking,Study Finds
10. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
11. Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... ... healthcare professionals worldwide today released the results of a survey of educational needs ... and Africa found a growing global demand for high quality online and face-to-face ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 ... ... to announce their strategic partnership at the Radiological Society of North America ... Winscribe, global providers of cutting-edge dictation and speech-enabled documentation software, announced their ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Several significant ... coding changes are likely to include new codes for spine and hip X-rays, ... understand the effects of code changes in musculoskeletal, radiology and nervous system sections ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... November 30, 2015 , ... Bayco Products, Inc today announced the ... $11.95 each. Available in a choice of three different colors; red ( NSP-1632 ), yellow ... each run up to 18 hours in constant-on mode, or 27 hours in blinking strobe ...
(Date:11/29/2015)... ... November 30, 2015 , ... Gift ideas ... Sublime Beauty NATURALS®. All products are available on Amazon or its webstore. , ... facial serums and USDA Certified Organic Sesame Oil for Oil Pulling," says Kathy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/30/2015)... , Nov. 30, 2015   Nuance Communications, Inc. ... National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today jointly announced ... collaboration capabilities that utilize the American College of Radiology,s ... provider organizations to comply with current and emerging ... --> By combining clinical decision support, ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... 2015  Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR ) (the ... terms of its previously announced consent solicitation (as amended ... aggregate principal amount 7⅛% Senior Notes due 2018 (the ... fees payable pursuant to the Consent Solicitation, (ii) the ... the expiration date of the Consent Solicitation.    ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... LONDON and BOSTON , ... to research and develop potential new medicines directed at ... multiple therapeutic areas. --> PFE ) to ... to 10 G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) targets across multiple ... clinical-stage GPCR structure-guided drug discovery and development company and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: