The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication for aneury treatment.
Aneurysmic vertigo sufferers who take a medication to treat aneuries often need to wear a mask to protect their eyes from the high pressure in the brain.
This medication, a combination of acetaminophen and diphenhydramine, is also commonly used to treat high blood pressure, but is more effective than acetaminol in treating the symptoms of vertigo.
“It is a very exciting development,” said Robert A. Guggenheim, MD, the president and CEO of Cigna, Inc., the maker of the medication.
“I am thrilled that we are finally going to be able to offer this product.”
Dr. Gungnir and his colleagues had previously created a medication that treats high blood pressures with a mixture of acetamiprid and dipenhydramines, but they were not sure how effective this would be in treating vertigo in patients with aneuria.
“We knew we wanted to develop a drug that we could give to patients with high blood-pressure that is able to work in a more targeted way than the current medication,” he said.
So they set out to develop the drug that would be safe and effective in treating aneurias, but also not be addictive.
“We had the opportunity to develop something that was effective and safe and did not have any side effects,” he explained.
“Our research showed that it did not do that.”
Gungnir said the drugs will not make you sleepy or irritable, but will help reduce your brain waves and blood pressure and help you relax.
He also said the drug does not interfere with the brain’s natural rhythms of sleep and wakefulness.
“This is a big deal,” said Dr. Michael O’Brien, MD , an anesthesiologist and co-director of the UCLA Anesthesia Clinic, who was not involved in the study.
“This is really something that has never been done before.
This is a treatment that has really made a difference to the way that patients live their lives.”
Guggenham said it’s likely that people will use the drugs for several years and the drug could eventually be available as a pill, tablet, injection, or in the form of a topical gel, mask, or ointment.