NEW YORK — Cefaly Technology announced Wednesday that the Cefaly medical device for the preventive treatment of migraine headaches is available for purchase and delivery in the United States for patients with a medical prescription at Cefaly.us.
The company that manufactures Cefaly expects to make the device available via select pharmacies and clinics in the months ahead.
Cefaly is a battery-powered device that resembles a headband and is affixed to the center of the forehead using a self-adhesive electrode that applies an electric current to the skin and underlying body tissues to stimulate branches of the trigeminal nerve, which has been associated with migraine headaches. Cefaly is available by prescription-only and indicated for patients 18 years of age and older. It should only be used once daily for 20 minutes. Women who are pregnant or could become pregnant should check with their doctor before using Cefaly.
Cefaly costs $295 plus $29 shipping and handling. The electrodes needed to operate the device cost $25 for a set of three (each electrode will last for up to approximately 20-uses). There is a 60-day money back guarantee.
The Cefaly medical device received Food and Drug Administration approval for the preventative treatment for migraine headaches on March 11, 2014. It is the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device specifically authorized for use prior to the onset of pain, the company stated.