We are seeing a lot of new drugs coming into the market and changing the world of medical industry. Recently a new drug is found for the migraine patients. People who experience migraines very frequently may soon have access to this new amazing drug.
There has been a great deal of research before it was found. In a few studies, two drugs that boost brain circuits involved in migraine showed that they could reduce the frequency of attacks without having any side effects. Researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that it works the way they were expecting and thus it would surely change the life of a migraine suffering patient..
“They are offering the first migraine treatment which is aimed at the disorder,” commented Peter Goadsby who is an author of one of the studies and professor of neurology in London.
Current migraine prevention treatments are a bit redundant and they are given only for palliative relief to the patients. These medicines consist primarily of drugs designed to cure high blood pressure, epilepsy and depression. So, these old medications were having a lot of problems and side effects that were putting the patients in danger.
The new drugs use antibodies to dampen the system in the human brain that modulates pain. The effect can be called as soundproofing, says Stephen Silberstein, a study author and also the director of Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia.
The idea behind the discovery of this medicine is to prevent the full range of migraine including all kinds of symptoms like headache, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. Nearly half the people on which this drug was experimented have felt relief and experienced fewer migraine attacks. There is a lot of hope from these medicines. The testing is still going on and once the research gets the official success, the drugs will be released in the market.