Patients want more from their acute treatments for migraine.1,2

You need more options1,3

Approximately 39 million Americans are impacted by the disabling effects of migraine.4

When lifestyle changes aren’t enough, pharmaceutical treatments are often needed to treat migraine attacks.5 But research suggests patients aren’t getting the relief they want from their current acute treatments.6

It’s time to demand more from acute treatments for migraine.

How do you define real relief from migraine?

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Patients aren’t getting the relief they want from their current acute treatments for migraine.6,7

56%

of patients reported they still

experienced migraine pain
2 hours post-treatment.6,*

And that’s a problem, since patients with suboptimal acute treatments are at more than double the risk of developing chronic migraine.8

According to the American Headache Society, acute treatments should give patients fast, consistent relief of migraine symptoms, without recurrence.2

*Based on a mailed 2006 survey of 8233 patients with migraine in the U.S.6

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A migraine attack can last as long as 2-3 days.9

That’s why important goals of acute treatment include returning patients to normal function quickly, and without the need for repeat dosing within 24 hours.2,10

54%

of patients taking existing acute treatments reported

inadequate pain relief at 24 hours.6,†

New acute treatments are in development that may benefit patients who need longer-lasting and better-tolerated migraine medications, without the need for repeat dosing.2,8,11 By targeting receptors which play a critical role in the pathophysiology of migraine, acute treatments have the potential to effectively relieve migraine attacks.2,12

It’s an encouraging sign for patients with migraine.

Based on a mailed 2006 survey of 8233 patients with migraine in the U.S.6

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Migraine strikes people during their prime working years, as its prevalence peaks between ages 25 and 55. It can significantly impair a person’s ability to function at work, school, home, and in social situations.2

48%

of patients weren’t satisfied with their ability to function

after taking their current acute medication.13,‡

Patients with migraine deserve acute treatments that work, so they can work, too.

Based on a 2007 survey of 183 patients with migraine in the U.S. and Sweden.14

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Patients with migraine often accept the side effects of acute treatment as a given.1,2

67%

of patients reported they delayed
or avoided acute medications due to

concerns about side effects1,§

Those with poorly-treated migraine are at risk of medication-overuse headache. New acute treatments are being developed that may offer promise for patients who cannot tolerate or have contraindications to existing medications.2

If your patients with migraine aren’t taking their acute medication due to side effects, it may be time to reconsider their treatment.1,2,14

Based on a mailed 2003 survey completed by 1160 U.S. patients with severe headache/migraine.1

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It’s time for real relief
from migraine.

Effective acute treatments should offer reliable pain relief in a single dose, with few or no side effects.This would not only help patients return to function faster, but also prevent progression to chronic migraine.2,8

Emerging treatments in oral form may represent a new choice for patients with migraine.2,11

It’s time to demand more.

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