Tuesday, May 21, 2013

An Rx Skin Patch for Migraines

The FDA has just green-lighted Zecuity, the first
prescription skin patch for migraines. Users activate
the patch with a button, turning on a small battery
charge that carries the antimigraine medicine through
the skin for a fast-acting consistent dose. Nearly 50%
of migraine sufferers often have nausea as well as headaches,
and many experience a shutdown of the digestive system,
making pills ineffective. In clinical trials, the patch relieved
headaches within 2 hours in 53% of patients.
-Prevention Magazine, June 2013