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Galcanezumab is safe and effective for prevention of migraine


 

Key clinical point: Galcanezumab is safe and effective in the prophylactic treatment of adult migraine.

Major finding: Compared with placebo, galcanezumab at doses of 120, 150, 240, and 300 mg significantly reduced monthly migraine days (mean difference [MD], −1.79, −1.20, −1.85, and –0.62, respectively). Reduction in migraine-specific medication days was statistically significant for galcanezumab doses of 120 and 240 mg vs. placebo. Total adverse events did not differ significantly between galcanezumab and placebo.

Study details: Meta-analysis of 5 studies evaluated the safety and efficacy of galcanezumab in the prophylactic treatment of adult migraine.

Disclosures: No study sponsor was identified. The authors declared no conflicts of interest.

Citation: Zhao X et al. J Neurol. 2020 Jan 31. doi: 10.1007/s00415-020-09707-5 .

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