Botox® for Chronic Migraines

What Is Chronic Migraine?

Chronic Migraine is defined as having 15 or more headache days per month over the past 3 months, of which at least 8 headache days meet criteria for migraine without aura. To meet the criteria for migraine without aura, the migraine sufferer will be experiencing two of the following symptoms:

  • The headache is on one side of the head only;
  • The headache has a throbbing or pulsing quality to it;
  • The headache is moderate to severe in pain intensity;
  • The headache is aggravated by or causes avoidance of physical activity and is accompanied by one of the following: nausea and /or vomiting or sensitivity to light or sound.

And/or the migraine sufferer will have treated or relieved their headache with migraine medication prior to the expected development of the symptoms listed above.

Why Use BOTOX® ?

BOTOX® can be used to prevent headaches in adults with Chronic Migraine who have 15 or more days each month with the headache lasting 4 or more hours each day.

Who Should I talk To About Receiving BOTOX® For Chronic Migraine?

Before receiving BOTOX® talk to your doctor to see if the treatment is right for you.

Is The Treatment Covered Under My Company Medical Insurance?

BOTOX® is covered under some insurance plans if treatment is for Chronic Migraines and prescribed by a doctor. You will need to confirm coverage with your medical insurance company.