Botox for migraine on the PBS

The PBS has started funding Botox injections to prevent chronic migraines.

The prescription drug is subsidised for adults who suffer headaches at least 15 days a month with a migraine on at least eight of those days.

Patients must also have unsuccessfully tried at least three other preventive medications.

A specially trained neurologist gives patients injections of 155-195 U into the patient’s head and neck every 12 weeks.

These are given with a fine needle in 31 spots, including the forehead, temples and back of the head, says Dr Richard Stark, a neurologist at Melbourne’s

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