Ask the Pharmacist: Afraid of Needles Used for Blood Samples

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Richard Wenzel, PharmD
Diamond Headache Clinic Inpatient Unit
St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

Q. I hate being poked with needles. In the past I have taken medications (for a non-headache illness) that required monthly blood samples. Now I have migraines and suspect that my physician will soon prescribe a preventive drug. Given my aversion to needles, which medications would be best? Continue Reading



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