Migraine

Migraine can have an enormous impact on work, family and social life. Getting through the day requires great effort and is filled with challenges. 

 

The complex nature of migraine means that the experience and symptoms are varied and differ from person to person. There is currently no cure for migraine.

We know that migraine is huge burden on the Irish Health Service and more needs to be done to improve the lives of people affected by migraine and work towards its prevention and eradication.

We are committed to studying and understanding neurological disorders like migraine so that we can find molecules that allow us to change the course of disease. We are also focused on innovation to help patients safely and effectively manage migraine and its associated symptoms, which can severely affect their quality of life.

Teva has several innovative branded medicines that treat neurological disorders, including conditions such as migraine. Migraine can be a challenging condition to live with but new treatments have considerably improved the quality of life of people with the condition. To learn more about Teva's medicines and their availability in Ireland, or to speak to a Medical Affairs professional from Teva please contact us.

When a patient is diagnosed with migraine, life as they knew it may be limited, but with the right attitude, medical guidance and support, migraine can be managed. Teva provides additional patient support programmes for patients prescribed Teva medications for migraine.

Migraine: more than just a headache

Migraine is more than just a headache but a debilitating condition, which is often poorly understood by the wider public. We’re campaigning to create a better awareness of the condition and encourage those with migraine to seek professional support. 

Research undertaken to mark Migraine Awareness Week in 2019 revealed gaps around awareness and understanding of migraine, as well as a stigma attached to the condition. 01 For example, two thirds of migraine sufferers reported that the most common form of stigma associated with migraine is that they are over-reacting to a bad headache.01


What’s it like to be a migraine patient in Ireland today?

We recently surveyed more than 250 patients with migraine in Ireland alongside thousands of others across Europe, and the results were stark. They highlight the effect migraine can have on patients, their family and their social life. 02

Our survey found that 46% people surveyed said migraine impacts their overall health and wellbeing. 02 There was widespread agreement that migraine has an impact on almost every aspect of their lives, with the survey highlighting the significant burden on family and children. 


Teva's Migraine Research

Migraine:

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Migraine impacts hundreds of millions of people across the world, profoundly affecting their quality
of life and costing society countless billions of pounds in treatment along with lost
productivity.

Our global research and development group is developing a focused portfolio of solutions that
looks across the spectrum of pain states, including migraine, chronic nociceptive pain, cancer
pain, and chronic neuropathic pain.

We are proud to be bringing back a measure of quality to the lives of those patients living with
the pain and other associated symptoms of migraine.

We are dedicated to supporting our
patients and healthcare professionals

Our work with patients, and our experience in this therapy area, means we are well placed to invest in
extensive research into potential cures and medicines to help alleviate the many symptoms of migraine
and other central nervous system disorders, to offer patients and healthcare professionals a wider
choice of treatments.

Life Effects™ - patient support from Teva

Poor health impacts life in so many different ways—physically, mentally, emotionally,
socially and financially, to name a few. Chronic illness can turn life upside down.

Through Teva’s Life Effects™ website patients and caregivers share their tips and real life experiences
to help other patients navigate their new normal.

Life Effects™ for patients

The only people who really understand the patient experience is other patients
Read their stories

Life Effects™ for caregivers

Navigating the challenges and joys of caregiving
Learn from other caregivers

Supporting Healthcare Professionals
dedicated to Neurology

Teva provides Neurologybytes for healthcare professionals in Ireland, a knowledge hub sharing
information and scientific research to improve treatment and well-being of patients suffering
from migraine and MS.

Teva’s news and education platform provides ‘byte-sized’ content on the latest developments
in the field of neurology, with a particular focus on migraine and MS, keeping you at the forefront
of knowledge and scientific developments.

Neurologybytes

A knowledge hub dedicated to the field of neurology for healthcare professionals including current evidence, latest thinking and future developments in migraine and MS

Learn more Neurologybytes

Medical Affairs

Teva’s Medical Affairs team is responsible for providing medical support to our company
(both branded and generics), and for interacting with external customers through medical
information and medical education.

The goal of Medical Affairs is to advance our medical knowledge in key therapeutic areas,
including neurological disorders, oncology, pain management and respiratory diseases.
The team supports patients and healthcare professionals by providing medical
information, scientific communications and educational activities.

Medical Affairs ensures that Irish healthcare professionals are well informed about the safety
and efficacy profile of Teva’s products to support the proper use of our medicines and devices.

Medical Affairs Contact Information

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References

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    Consumer Survey, undertaken by Amarach Research, of a representative sample 1,000 adults, on behalf of Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland, March 2019

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    Consumer Survey, undertaken by Empathy Research, of a representative sample 1,017 adults, on behalf of Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland, October 2020

Date of preparation: December 2020
Reference: COB-IE-NP-00042