The US Food and Drug Administration has changed the labeling on long-acting opioids, such as OxyContin, in an effort to limit the use of these drugs to patients with severe refractory pain. Here’s is the Consumer Update from the FDA released today.
Valproate medications include valproate sodium (Depacon), divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote CP, and Depakote ER), valproic acid (Depakene and Stavzor), and their generics should never be used by pregnant women for the prevention of migraines, FDA warns.
The “transdermal” system delivers the migraine drug sumatriptan through the skin from a patch that can be wrapped around a patient’s upper arm or thigh.
Acute pain can be harrowing — and receiving prompt and helpful treatment can make all the difference in the world.
Taken correctly, acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol and hundreds of other over-the-counter medications — is safe and effective, but the margin between a therapeutic and a dangerous dose is smaller than many people might realize.
You might be surprised to know that children as young as 2-years-old can have migraines. Up to 5 percent of elementary school kids suffer migraines, and up to 20 percent of adolescents, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Chronic pain is common and becomes more so as we grow older. In fact, after the age of 60, one in three people lives with chronic pain.
Virginia Mason Medical Center has opened a Headache Clinic at its Federal Way facility.
The facility will be for adult men and women who have recurring headaches of all kinds, including migraine, tension and menstrual headaches.
Dr. Dennis Rochier and Linda Johnston, an advanced registered nurse practitioner, will provide care at the clinic. Both are members of [...]