Thousands of migraine sufferers could benefit from drug on NHS
Thousands of people who suffer from migraines could benefit from a drug that has been approved on the NHS.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) said it was recommending eptinezumab (also called Vyepti) for preventing migraine in around 164,000 adults where at least three previous preventive treatments have failed.
The drug is taken in hospital every 12 weeks as an intravenous infusion and works to stave off migraines.
Nice said medical opinion suggests eptinezumab would be reserved for people with severe migraine attacks or who may be unable to take other jabs at home.
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