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What can I take for a migraine

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Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Advil (ibuprofen): Acetaminophen is the same as tylenol (acetaminophen). You should be able to take Aspirin like medicines which include advil, motrin, alleve and anaci ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Migraine and NSAIDS: You must ask your Dr. this question. Need more information on the details of your migraine before I could give better answer. Just developed them or ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe in pregnancy. If that does not work or if your headache persists or is severe you need to contact your ob/gyn for an e ... Read More
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
See your OB GYN: Without a lot more information than is possible to communicate on a forum such as this (like a complete health history) this is impossible and unsafe ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Migraine?: Although recurrent headaches are the mainstay of migraine, a migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Prevention: Multiple preventative meds present, including topirimate, depakote, beta-blockers, botox, but also otc, such as riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, magne ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Prevention/ablation: Best to stop headaches are triptan, if taken in first 90 minutes. Ergotamines or Cambia will be useful perhaps later in course. Maybe most successfu ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
MIGRAINE HEADACHE: Rx are:nsaids , tylenol (acetaminophen) , analgesics with caffeine or butalbital, triptans . Examples are imitrex, medrin, fioricet, etc.
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Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience Neurology
Migraine: There are two kinds of therapies: abortive- design to alleviate the pain during am attack and preventive- designed to reduce frequency and intensity ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
36 years experience Pain Management
Best treatment: Migraines are a difficult to treat issue. Sometimes (more commonly than you think) they are mis-diagnosed and mislabeled if a practitioner cannot prop ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
NOT MAJOR TASK: At onset of migraine, triptan drugs can often stop headache within 2 or less hrs. Best approach of course is prevention, which can be achieved with e ... Read More
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