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Poster

Description

• Petasites hybridus (butterbur) as an effective prophylaxis for migraine disorders. • Computerized literature searches were carried out in DynaMed, COCHRANE, EBSCO, CINAHL and MEDLINE.

• The examination of literature will comprise of trials that evaluate Petasites hybridus extract Petadolex® in various dosages and placebo.

• Petasites hybridus extract Petadolex® demonstrates a decreased frequency of migraine attacks and a greater improvement (>50%) after 3-4 month than placebo.

• Further studies are indicated to investigate extract recommendation for dosing and duration of treatment in pediatric population.

• Additional studies are required to confirm effectiveness and safety in long-time use before treatment with Petasites hybridus extract can be suggested as an alternative option for the prophylaxis of migraine.

• Trials reviewed for this paper suggests that the patented Petasites hybridus extract Petadolex® is a safe and excellently tolerated treatment for migraine prevention.

Department

Physician Assistant Studies

Degree Name

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

First Advisor

Susan Kuntz

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Migraine Disorders -- prevention & control; Plant Extracts -- adverse effects; Plant Extracts -- therapeutic use

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Migraine Prophylaxis with Petasites Hybridus

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