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Migraine Medical Treatments what to look out for

Updated: Mar 28

There are several Migraine specific Pharmaceuticals, allopathic medical protocols on the market that patients might use as a temporary fix during their search for a Professional that can diagnose accurately the cause of their chronic condition and resolve. The following outlay the risks of using several recently promoted products :

Vyepti (eptinezumab-jjmr) is used to treat symptoms not the cause of your migraine but as a temporary measure these are facts you should know : to try to prevent migraines as a symptom it is given as an IV infusion every 3 months (four times a year). Vyepti infusion helps reduce monthly migraine days for chronic migraines and episodic migraines in adults so that you may have more migraine-free days. 

Vyepti infusion works by blocking a protein called calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), which is involved in migraines. CGRP levels increase during a migraine attack and may also be involved in the start of a migraine. It is thought that by blocking CGRP, Vyepti reduces monthly migraine days. Cost: $1800au (full cost); $30 (PBS pricing); $7.30 (PBS pricing with a concession card).

Side effects of Vyepti :

We always take the approach of seeking solution to cause rather than masking symptoms by suppressing another cycle in the body - however if these drugs are taken it is important the patient is aware of side effects : Along with its needed effects, Eptinezumab (the active ingredient contained in Vyepti) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking Eptinezumab:

  • Chest tightness

  • fast heartbeat

  • feeling of warmth

  • fever

  • hives, itching, skin rash

  • hoarseness

  • irritation

  • joint pain, stiffness or swelling

  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, sex organs

  • redness of the skin

  • redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally, upper chest

  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, hands, or feet

  • trouble breathing or swallowing

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