BOTOX is an injectable medication approved by the FDA for treating chronic migraines. It contains purified botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that can temporarily reduce muscle contractions when administered in minute doses.
Where is BOTOX injected to treat migraines?
To treat migraines, BOTOX is injected in many different locations, including:
- Back of the head
- Upper bridge above the nose
- Upper back
When was BOTOX approved for treating migraines?
The FDA approved BOTOX for treating chronic migraines in 2010.
What are the symptoms of a migraine?
A migraine is not just a headache. It can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it may be accompanied by blind spots or flashes of light. Symptoms may include:
- Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Visual effects/aura
- Nausea or vomiting
A migraine is not the same for everyone, which makes it more difficult to diagnose.