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New Option For Migraine Sufferers

15 September 2004

New Option For Migraine Sufferers

Nurofen has good news for the 350,000 New Zealanders who suffer from migraine[1], with the launch of its first pain reliever specifically for migraine pain.

Mr Lloyd Price, Nurofen sales and marketing manager, says "Migraine affects a large number of New Zealanders and we are pleased to be able to offer our first treatment specifically for migraine pain. Migraines are excruciatingly painful and can be absolutely debilitating. When you feel a migraine coming on all you want is a treatment you can access quickly and rely on to act fast.

"Nurofen Migraine Pain contains ibuprofen lysine, which dissolves quickly to bring rapid relief from migraine pain. A fast acting treatment is important because the stomach finds it more difficult to absorb a medicine as the migraine progresses."

Lorraine Balfour, ex-chair of the New Zealand Migraine Sufferers Support Group[2], says "A fast-acting, non-prescription option, like Nurofen Migraine Pain, is a new option for migraine sufferers. With Nurofen Migraine Pain, sufferers can tackle a migraine quickly, at the first sign of symptoms. Common symptoms apart from headaches include greater sensitivity to bright light, movement and sound, nausea, and visual disturbances such as flashing lights or blind spots.

"Migraine symptoms can be induced by a number of factors and knowing these triggers can help when trying to prevent migraine headache. People who are stressed, tired or anxious can be more likely to suffer a migraine. Diet and lifestyle can also play an important role, for example, skipping meals, drinking red wine, and consuming certain foods like cheeses or chocolate can trigger migraine headaches in some people."

Migraine headaches can affect anyone at any stage in life, and are more common in women than men. Migraine pain can be difficult to define, with attacks lasting from a few hours to days, and can occur rarely or as frequently as every few days.

Nurofen Migraine Pain is available in a pack of 12 caplets from pharmacies.

For more information on Nurofen Migraine Pain, including useful information regarding managing your migraine, visit: www.nurofen.co.nz

Contains ibuprofen lysine 342mg. Medicines have benefits and some may have risks. Always read the label and use strictly as directed. If symptoms persist or side effects develop contact your pharmacist. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose or use if you have a stomach ulcer. Do not use for long periods without medical supervision. Nurofen is a registered trademark of and marketed by Boots Healthcare, Auckland, NZ. Freephone 0508 731234. PP1482. NUR650.

[1] New Zealand Migraine Sufferers Support Group.
[2] The New Zealand Migraine Sufferers Support Group is a charitable organisation that was set-up over 10 years ago to provide counselling and support for the thousands of New Zealanders who suffer from migraine. They run a 24 hour helpline for sufferers on 09 446 6229, and also run a website www.migraine.co.nz

ENDS


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