The mechanism of migraine development is different from other types of headache, therefore, the approach to treatment is different. Aimovig is one of the first drugs approved for the treatment of migraine. The effectiveness of the drug is clinically confirmed, the study says.
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The occurrence of migraine is associated with the presence in the body of calcitonin gene – a binding peptide – CGRP. It is this peptide that interacts with receptors that provokes vasodilation and the onset of a migraine attack.
New Anti-Migraine Medicines
Erenumam ("Aimovig") is a drug based on human monoclonal antibodies (G2), which bind and block CGRP.
The drug is available in the form of an injection pen for subcutaneous injection with a dose of 70 mg.
Injections are administered subcutaneously once every four weeks.
"The drug is already approved and has no contraindications. It really helps and makes life easier for patients with migraines.
But, unfortunately, is not yet registered in Ukraine. The price of the drug ranges from $ 575 in the USA to $ 700 or more – in other countries for one injection.
On one site in Ukraine, of course, not in the pharmacy network, the drug is offered for space 24 thousand hryvnia.
Therefore, unfortunately, very few people can afford treatment with a new drug.
One can only hope for a reduction in prices and that the drug will be registered in Ukraine. "
The root cause of migraine is unknown, but it is believed that the violation occurs due to a temporary change in chemicals in the brain and blood vessels. Migraines can be caused by hormonal, emotional, dietary, physical and environmental changes, as well as some other factors.
Neurologist Lyudmila Pidkuymuha talks about other treatments for migraine that are used by specialists.
It is difficult to treat migraines
Methods of treatment of migraine that are used now
Treatment during the attack: paracetamol 1000 mg, aspirin 1000 mg with or without metoclopramide 10 mg. Other refineries can also be used: diclofenac 50-100 mg, ibuprofen 800 mg, naproxen 500-1000 mg.
In case of inefficiency, triptans are used: zolmitriptan 2.5-5 mg, sumatriptan 50-100 mg, risotriptan 5-10 mg.
Preventive treatment is prescribed individually depending on the frequency of migraine pain attacks per month.
From non-drug treatment, it is recommended: a rational sleep regimen, relaxation (Pilates, yoga), physical exercises, physical and reflexology.
From the Editor: we write articles about medicines so that you do not harm yourself, do not spend money on ineffective drugs, and better imagine what to expect from a doctor’s consultation. But we do not want you to self-medicate. Contact a specialist if you are sick, do not be afraid to ask why you were prescribed these medications. Also, always read the instructions for the drugs, pay special attention to contraindications and consult a specialist at the slightest doubt (the pharmacist cannot prescribe treatment, so it is better not to consult a pharmacy).