Cobroxin for Migraine?

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    Today is the first I've heard of the over-the-counter product called Cobroxin.  It sounds very promising for treatment of chronic pain, but I am skeptical.  Some of the possible side effects include nausea and headache and since I would be using it to cope with migraine pain, this concerns me.  It appears to me that this product would not be a culprit in causing Medication Overuse Headache, so I am very interested in having another weapon in my arsenal to use against chronic Migraine.  Can you provide information regarding the usefulness of this over-the-counter product in coping with moderate migraine pain? Sandra.

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    Dear Sandra;


    Cobroxin is a homeopathic product. As such, it is much more loosely regulated than prescription or even over-the-counter medication. We have seen no data in mainstream Migraine research to suggest that snake venom is effective for the treatment of Migraine -- only the claims on their web site.


    There is no reason to assume that such a product couldn't lead to medication overuse headache. Certainly, all pain medications have the potential as do even some herbs.


    Please discuss this, or any other, product with your physician before using it. Any substance you take has the potential to interact with other medications, or it may be a problem with other health conditions.


    Bottom line-- no, we can't provide you with any specific information beyond this because we simply don't have any. It's often difficult to find much information on homeopathic products. Some can be quite beneifical; others not so much. At this time, we can offer no opinion on Cobroxin. 


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: March 02, 2010