MIGRAINE HEADACHES: New Drug Combination for Prevention
January 6, 2016
A study published in the Annals of Neurology, December 2015, demonstrated that taking simvastatin (20 mg twice a day) along with vitamin D (1000 U twice daily) could decrease the number of migraine days by a median of 8 (compared to 1 with placebo). The proportions of patients with a greater than 50 percent reductionj in migraine days during 6 months were 29 percent (compared to 3 percent placebo).
COMMENT: This is an interesting finding,using a combination of medications not usually used for migraine (simvastatin is the number one prescribed medication in the US, for lowering cholesterol; it is available generic). If you have migraines, this is an inexpensive way of perhaps preventing migraine headaches in one third of patients.