PETADOLEX FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Question. What is Petadolex® Butterbur Gelcaps?
Answer. Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is a natural, non-prescription herbal supplement made from butterbur that has been proven to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks.
Question. Will it completely eliminate my migraine headaches?
Answer. It may, but even if it does not eliminate them completely it has been proven to decrease migraine attacks by 62%, which is significant. In other words, you can expect a significant reduction in your migraine days. Also, the migraines you do get won’t be as painful or last as long.
Question. Is butterbur as effective as prescription medications?
Answer. Its effectiveness is comparable to prescription medications. However, unlike prescription medications, butterbur is completely natural and does not produce any harmful side effects. Butterbur has also been found to be effective in patients who for years tried every medication and treatment option available without success.
Question. Can I use Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps to treat my migraines, or is it only effective in preventing them?
Answer. Butterbur can treat migraine headaches when taken as soon as a headache develops. However, clinical testing has demonstrated Butterbur to be significantly more effective in preventing migraine headaches from occurring in the future.
Question. If I follow your recommended regimen for taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps daily, how long will it be until I see results?
Answer.The average person needs to take Butterbur for two full months to see a significant decline in migraine headaches. However, some people may experience relief in as few as two weeks.
Question. How is Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps different from other migraine products?
Answer. As previously mentioned, Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps differs in that it doesn’t just treat the migraine headache you have now; it helps prevent future migraine headaches from occurring. The International Headache Society (IHS) recommends that patients who suffer from two or more migraines per month be offered a migraine/headache prophylactic, like butterbur.
Question. Where can I purchase Petadolex
Answer. Amazon is the cheapest place we have found for purchasing this migraine aid, we have left some links below for finding and purchasing this product.
Product Development and History
Question. Where was Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps developed?
Answer. It was developed in Inning, Germany in the 1970’s by Weber & Weber scientists.
Question. How long has Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps been on the market?
Answer. Developed in Germany in the 1970’s, Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps has been used throughout Europe for more than 25 years. Originally manufactured by Weber & Weber, a well-respected German pharmaceutical company in business since 1952. Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps was patented in the U.S. in 2003 and has been steadily gaining popularity here mostly due to physician referrals and articles about its effectiveness in respected medical journals like Neurology and Headache.
Question. Where was Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps tested?
Answer. Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps has been tested in the United States, England, and Germany. In the most recent study, all migraine/headache patients taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps gelcaps three times daily were able to reduce their migraine/headaches by at least 50% or more after just three months.
Question. What does Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps consist of?
Answer. Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is made from extracts of the butterbur plant, a medicinal plant long known for its muscle-relaxing, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving abilities, all of which have been verified by modern science.
Question. What is butterbur?
It is an herb found in Europe and parts of North Africa and Asia. The plant grows in damp, marshy areas and along riverbanks with large heart-shaped leaves. The name butterbur comes from the reported ancient practice of using the leaves to wrap butter.
Question. Do I need my doctor’s approval to take Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps?
Answer. Because Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is an herbal supplement, you don’t need a prescription or a doctor’s approval. However, if you are taking other medications and/or are under the care of a doctor for your migraine headaches, you may want to check with your doctor.
Question. Is Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps safe?
Answer. It is considered a well-tolerated treatment for migraine prevention. Generally, Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is as safe or safer than all over-the-counter products available in your local pharmacy.
Qusetion. I understand that Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is made from the butterbur plant as are many other herbal supplements. Are all butterbur remedies the same, or are some better or safer than others?
Answer. No! Not all butterbur remedies are the same, and not all of them are safe. Here’s why: The butterbur plant in its natural state contains pyrrolizidin alkaloids (PA’s) which may cause liver cancer. However, Weber & Weber has developed a patented method for extracting the beneficial ingredients of the Butterbur plant without the PA’s. It guarantees that its product is free of all detectable PA’s.
Furthermore, while in the U.S. the Food and Drug Administration does not subject dietary supplements like Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps to strict registration procedures, in Germany, where Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is manufactured, the special butterbur root extract is considered a medication and falls under strict regulation by health authorities. Therefore, Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps must be produced so that it is 100% PA-free = 0.01 mug per day.
Question. What are the reported side effects of using Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps?
Answer. There are an estimated 850,000 patients worldwide who have used Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps, of which 53,000 are in the U.S. No side effects have ever been reported in the U.S. However, in Germany where approximately 750,000 patients have used it, a total of 75 reports of suspected adverse reactions from Germany have been documented. This represents a frequency of suspected adverse reactions of as low as 0.0000882%.
Question. Are there any problems with Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps if I’m taking other medications at the same time?
Answer. No. Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps does not cause any drug interactions. Weber & Weber has been closely monitoring use of Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps in Germany for the past 28 years when it was first made available. With over 750,000 people who have taken Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps in that country, there has not been a single drug-to-drug interaction reported.
Question. Is there anyone who shouldn’t take Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps?
Answer. If you are pregnant, nursing a baby or have liver disease, you should consult with your doctor before taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps or any other over-the-counter product.
Children with Migraine Headaches
Question. Is Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps safe for children suffering from migraines?
Answer. Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps can help children who suffer from migraines, but it is best used under a doctor’s care. In a recently published study, 108 children between the ages of 6 and 17 were tested using either Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps or placebo. Children between the ages of 6 and 9 received one Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps gelcap while children 10 years and older received two Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps Gelcaps daily.
After a four-month period 88% of the 6-9 year old children and 74% of the 10-17 year old children reported a reduction in the frequency of migraine headache attacks of at least 50%. There were only eight reported side effects, including three cases of belching, one case of nausea, and one case of stomach-ache.
Question. Are there any symptoms that I should be aware of when taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps?
Answer. If you know that your stomach is easily upset, consider taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps with food. However, if when taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps you experience persistent upper right abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or jaundice, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction. Stop taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps and immediately consult a physician.
Question. In what form does Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps come?
It comes in 50 mg. gelcaps which are easy to swallow.
Question. What is the dosage and How to Take Them?
3 x Answers.
1. Adults should take one gelcap three times daily with meals for four weeks. Thereafter, take one gelcap twice daily for four to six months. As your migraine headaches return, you then restart your preventive regime by taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps three times a day for another four to six months. This dosing recommendation is in accordance with the International Headache Society guidelines.
Adequate treatment duration of any prophylactic substance is important because clinical benefits may not become apparent for 2 to 3 months.
As such, butterbur should be used at least for several months. After a period “free of migraines” consideration can be given to tapering or discontinuing the substance, however, when the number of migraines you experience begins to increase resume Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps for another four to six month cycle.
2. Children 10 to 12 years old take one gelcap twice daily with meals or as directed by a health care professional. This regime should be consistent for four to six months.
Children 6 to 9 years of age take one Petadolex Butterbur Gelcap daily
3. Adolescents 10 to 17 years old take one Petadolex Butterbur Gelcap twice daily.
The key to Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps is prevention. By consistently taking Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps on a daily basis, maximum results can be seen in as few as four weeks. During these early weeks the preventive power of Petadolex Butterbur Gelcaps builds in your system. The resulting relief is worth the wait!