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How can you find out about new migraine medications?

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Find out about new migraine medications by using the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website section for consumer updates, recommends the FDA. Navigate to the FDA home page, and click on the For Consumers link in the box on the right-hand side of the page. Next, click the Consumer Updates link to be directed to updates for new drugs and medicinal devices for treating and preventing the headaches.

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How can you find out about new migraine medications?
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Search the consumer updates database on the FDA website to locate an article titled "Treating Migraines: More Ways to Fight the Pain," as of October 2015. At the top of this article, you can sign up to receive email notifications on consumer updates for migraine medications, among others. This article discusses two new medical devices and the limitations on drugs for treating migraines. New devices for stopping migraines before they start include electrical nerve stimulation devices and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator devices.

WebMD also offers a Migraine and Headaches Health Center that publishes emerging science and discoveries relating to the treatment and prevention of migraines, according to the website. This section offers information on drug and non-drug related treatments for migraines as well as myths and facts about the headaches, methods of finding a neurologist, access to community support and reference materials.

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