Undated (WXOW) - You may know BOTOX as the drug that helps prevent facial wrinkles but it also helps with migraines.
A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that though the drug provides headache relief, that it may not be as effective as originally thought.
In 2010 the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for the treatment of chronic migraines after BOTOX patients reported that the drug provided relief for their headaches.
The new research found that BOTOX provides modest benefits for those suffering from chronic migraines. Scientists reviewed more than 25 studies and found that BOTOX was associated with approximately 2 to 3 fewer headaches per month among patients with chronic migraines.
BOTOX is not the standard treatment for migraines but the study authors suggest that it can provide relief to patients who experience bad headache.
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