Does Epilepsy Medication Treat Migraine?

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A new study found that a drug traditionally used to treat epilepsy may relieve migraine. Topamax is found to cut the number of migraine episodes in half for more than 50% of the migraine sufferers by using about half the normal dose prescribed for epilepsy. Unlike epilepsy patients who must take the medication for the duration of their illness, some migraine patients may get long-term relief from short-term use of Topamax. Research shows the drug can effectively turn off the migraine process in some patients after about 3-6 months of use. Keywords: epilepsy medication migraines; migraine epilepsy medication
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