Triptan medications are being widely used by millions of people with both migraine and cluster, and with advancement in technology and research, now more people who can benefit will be able to use them.
Zolmitriptan has been very useful for both cluster and migraine headaches, even for kids with cluster headaches.
Currently a simple yet effective delivery system for zolmitriptan is being tested in the US with drab name M207, and is also known as Adhesive Dermally Applied Microarray (ADAM) Zolmitriptan System.
It’s like a patch or sticker, where microarray refers to a mechanism of tiny needles-a word that’s not being directly referred to. Actually, what I’ve learnt so far, most of the patients won’t experience any kind of pain by using this patch.
You will have to take a small patch and apply it to your arm. This patch will get the necessary medication to your body within seconds-which is your aim.
For migraine and cluster headaches, you would like your medication to go into your system within a short time so that you experience less and less discomfort due to your attack. Some people fail to benefit from zolmitriptan simply because they have to take it orally-and this medication fails to reach where it is required to go.
The results have been great so far. Many have experienced full relief within 40-60 minutes, and others within three hours. This is just with a dose of 3.8mg.
These results show that most migraineurs and people who experience frequent headaches can benefit, but more important many of them will experience the relief very quickly.
The new trial for the ADAM system will begin soon for all those who suffer from episodic migraines. This trial will study the safety aspect of this device over the period of one year and see how this patch works in treating other symptoms such as photophobia, nausea, and phonophobia.
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