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Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Will Excedrin migraine work for ongoing migraine?

Maybe: It might help and will not cause any issues to try. It is just over the counter medications that benefit some people with migraines and is seen as an abortive medication. If it does not, then you will have to consider prescription medications, such as triptans or ergots that can be more effective for abortive therapy. Excedrin migraine does work very well for some people, and others it does not. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

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Can you prescribe stadol for migraine headaches?

Visit your doc: Stadol is a syntheitc opioid analgesic. Unfortunately we can't prescribe that through healthtap. You will have to request it from your regular physician as it does have abuse potential. ...Read more

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How many triptans (relpax, imitrex, (sumatriptan) etc.) can you take per month for migraines?

How many triptans (relpax, imitrex, (sumatriptan) etc.) can you take per month for migraines?

Depends.: The first issue that must be addressed is whether triptans are effective. Once that is established, your physician will determine the appropriate usage based on the specific triptan chosen. Secondly, patients that require triptans frequently as abortive care for migraines, are likely better served by transitioning to prophylactic medications to prevent the onset of migraines. ...Read more

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Can cambia be taken 5 hours after zomig (zolmitriptan) for migraine?

Yes: Cambia and zomig (zolmitriptan) work by different mechanisms and can be combined, but be sure to not exceed the maximum dose of each individual medication. ...Read more

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Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Does the medicines zomig (zolmitriptan) and cyproheptadine work well for migraines?

Both may & many othe: Zomig (zolmitriptan) is a tryptan, which is in a group very commonly used to rx migraine, best taken as soon as feel it coming on (aura). Periactin is med used as an antihistamine for allergic skin reactions, but also migraine. Migraines r as unique as individual personalities; so it may take multiple trials of meds & rx; multiple attempts to find the triggers. Do this w a professional versed in rx headaches. ...Read more

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What other meds would u recommend for migraine headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

What other meds would u recommend for migraine   headaches besides imitrex (sumatriptan)?

Aspirin: Throughout the ages the most effective treatment for migraine has been aspirin. However, must take enough (1000mg) and at early onset of migraine and using rapid dissolving form. Often more beneficial if taken with tylenol (acetaminophen) and with Reglan and with some caffeine. Combination of Imitrex with naprosyn may also be quite effective. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Any new treatments for migraine headaches?

Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more

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Can taking exedrin for migraines increase frequency of migraines? 

Can taking exedrin for migraines increase frequency of migraines? 

Definately: Especially if you are doing this every day. This can cause a condition sometimes called transformed migraine or rebound headaches which are actually harder to treat than the initial problem. You need to get on preventive meds and stop chasing the headaches with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Will topamax (topiramate) and esgic plus work for tension headaches?

Different Goals: Topamax (topiramate) is used to prevent headaches-esgic is used as a rescue drug when the headaches occur. If the esgic is used regularly, it can trigger medication overuse headaches which become more difficult to treat than the original headache. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Imitrex (sumatriptan) nasal spray for migraines?

Minor and major: There are many potential side effects, usually minor and local and some major. As a general principle, the stronger the medicine one takes, the increased potential for side effects. Imitrex is quite a strong medication- caution if over 50 years, arrhythmia, taking additional medications like ssri (celexa, prozac). More details at: http://www.Medicinenet.Com/sumatriptan-nasal_spray/article.Htm. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for migraine..I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Which medicine is best for migraine..I am taking relpax (eletriptan) now.

Good abortive: Relpax (eletriptan) has reputation for working when other triptans fail, but other good choices include treximet, frova, zomig nasal spray. Perhaps if frequent headaches, perhaps preventative like depakote, topirimate, or otc butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin, etc. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines?

What are some side effects of taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines?

Many have none, but: There r always minor or serious side effects; also allergic reactions.. Some minor--anxiety, tingly skin, dizzy, strange feeling, nausea...; allergic--hives, difficult breathing, tightness chest, swelling lips...Serious--fast, irregular heart rate, hallucinating, numbness in an extremity, severe flushing, cyanotic fingers or toes. Enough? Every med--rx or otc has mild-severe adverse/allergic reax. ...Read more

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Can I use zonegran for migraine prevention?

Can I use zonegran for migraine prevention?

Yes: Zonegran has a good side effect profile. You should drink plenty of fluids to avoid risk of kidney stones. ...Read more

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Can i take sumatriptan 50mg for migraine relief without taking verapamil 120mg?

Yes: Verapamil is suppressive therapy. It will help decrease the number of episodes. But if you just want to use trip triptans that's fine too. ...Read more

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Are hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Are  hyland's migraine headache homeopathic pills good to use for normal headaches ?

Possibly: Hyland's "migraine headache relief" is a combination of multiple homeopathic remedies, any of which might be called for in an individual who suffers migraines. If your headache symptoms correspond to any of these remedies, the formulation could help. (if not, it won't.) a trained homeopath could help you in a much more individual way. http://www.hylands.com/products/migraine.php/. ...Read more

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Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

Can you mix relpax (eletriptan) (for migraines) and cortisone?

No issue: Find Relpax (eletriptan) to be an excellent migraine abortive, and have many happy pts. Cortisone or other steroids can certainly be used concurrently without major problems. ...Read more

Zomig (Definition)

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Zolmitriptan (Definition)

Zolmitriptan is an anti-migrane agent which is a kind of ...Read more