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Your Health: 4-23-13 New migraine relief

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 Some relief is on the way for people who suffer from migraine headache pain.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a migraine patch.

It is called Sumatriptan.  The patch provides an alternative to pills, nasal sprays and injections.

Doctor say one disadvantage is that the patch can take up to two hours or more before relieving the pain.

It may also cause a painful sensation and irritate the skin.

The patch will not be available until the end of the year.

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