Botox vs Topamax

A blinded study comparing Botox with Topamax for the prevention of migraine headaches was conducted by Drs. Jaffri and Mathew and published in the current issue of Headache.  They enrolled 60 patients and divided them into two groups – one group received real Botox and placebo tablets, while the second group received saline water injections instead of Botox, but were given tablets of Topamax.  At the end of 9 months and after 2 Botox treatments the efficacy of these two treatments was the same, but many more patients in the Topamax group developed side effects and dropped out of the study.

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