Limits...
Cinnarizine versus Topiramate in Prophylaxis of Migraines among Children and Adolescents: A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial.

Ashrafi MR, Najafi Z, Shafiei M, Heidari K, Togha M - Iran J Child Neurol (2014)

Bottom Line: However, at the end of the study, the cinnarizine group exhibits a significant decrease from the baseline in the mean monthly migraine intensity when compared to the topiramate group (4.7 vs. 3, respectively; 95% CI = -0.8 to -3.2).No significant difference between cinnarizine and topiramate was found for the prevention of pediatric migraines.Both treatments were well tolerated.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Pediatrics Centre of Excellence, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Children's Medical Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Growth and Development Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Ira.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Migraines, a common health problem in children and adolescents, still do not have an FDA approved preventive treatment for patients under the age of 18 years. This study compares and contrasts the efficacy and safety of cinnarizine and topiramate in preventing pediatric migraines.

Materials & methods: In this randomized, double-blind clinical trial 44 migrainous (from 4-15 years of age) were equally allocated to receive cinnarizine or topiramate. The primary efficacy measure was monthly migraine frequency. Secondary efficacy measures were monthly migraine intensity and ≥ 50% responder rate. Efficacy measures were recorded at the baseline and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks of treatment.

Results: During the double-blind phase of the study, monthly migraine frequency and intensity were significantly decreased in both the cinnarizine and topiramate groups when compared to the baseline. However, at the end of the study, the cinnarizine group exhibits a significant decrease from the baseline in the mean monthly migraine intensity when compared to the topiramate group (4.7 vs. 3, respectively; 95% CI = -0.8 to -3.2).

Conclusion: No significant difference between cinnarizine and topiramate was found for the prevention of pediatric migraines. Both treatments were well tolerated.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Mean of monthly migraine frequency over time cinnarizine versus topiramate
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4307364&req=5

Figure 1: Mean of monthly migraine frequency over time cinnarizine versus topiramate

Mentions: Figure(s) 1 and 2 show the reduction in the mean of monthly migraine frequency and intensity from the baseline through the double-blind phase compared to the responses to the cinnarizine and the topiramate treatments.


Cinnarizine versus Topiramate in Prophylaxis of Migraines among Children and Adolescents: A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial.

Ashrafi MR, Najafi Z, Shafiei M, Heidari K, Togha M - Iran J Child Neurol (2014)

Mean of monthly migraine frequency over time cinnarizine versus topiramate
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4307364&req=5

Figure 1: Mean of monthly migraine frequency over time cinnarizine versus topiramate
Mentions: Figure(s) 1 and 2 show the reduction in the mean of monthly migraine frequency and intensity from the baseline through the double-blind phase compared to the responses to the cinnarizine and the topiramate treatments.

Bottom Line: However, at the end of the study, the cinnarizine group exhibits a significant decrease from the baseline in the mean monthly migraine intensity when compared to the topiramate group (4.7 vs. 3, respectively; 95% CI = -0.8 to -3.2).No significant difference between cinnarizine and topiramate was found for the prevention of pediatric migraines.Both treatments were well tolerated.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Pediatrics Centre of Excellence, Department of Pediatric Neurology, Children's Medical Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran ; Growth and Development Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Ira.

ABSTRACT

Objective: Migraines, a common health problem in children and adolescents, still do not have an FDA approved preventive treatment for patients under the age of 18 years. This study compares and contrasts the efficacy and safety of cinnarizine and topiramate in preventing pediatric migraines.

Materials & methods: In this randomized, double-blind clinical trial 44 migrainous (from 4-15 years of age) were equally allocated to receive cinnarizine or topiramate. The primary efficacy measure was monthly migraine frequency. Secondary efficacy measures were monthly migraine intensity and ≥ 50% responder rate. Efficacy measures were recorded at the baseline and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks of treatment.

Results: During the double-blind phase of the study, monthly migraine frequency and intensity were significantly decreased in both the cinnarizine and topiramate groups when compared to the baseline. However, at the end of the study, the cinnarizine group exhibits a significant decrease from the baseline in the mean monthly migraine intensity when compared to the topiramate group (4.7 vs. 3, respectively; 95% CI = -0.8 to -3.2).

Conclusion: No significant difference between cinnarizine and topiramate was found for the prevention of pediatric migraines. Both treatments were well tolerated.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus