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combination migraine pill better than single therapy
5th April 2007
has said findings from two efficacy studies in migraine sufferers have
demonstrated that the combination of two migraine medicines provides
superior headache relief compared to either of the drugs alone.
combination drug, known as Trexima, contains the treatments Imitrex and
naproxen sodium, and is being developed by GlaxoSmithKline and Pozen.
suggests that migraine is
more complex than previously believed, consisting of multiple
mechanisms that each contribute to migraine pain in different ways,"
said lead author Jan Lewis Brandes, assistant clinical professor at
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. These studies
were included in the new drug application currently under review by the
Imitrex is a
prescription medication indicated for the acute treatment of migraine
in adults. Naproxen sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
(NSAID) and is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis,
osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and juvenile arthritis. It is
also indicated for the treatment of tendonitis, bursitis, acute gout
and for the management of pain and primary dysmenorrhea.
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