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What are some common migraine meds?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine

In brief: Migraine Meds

Medications which are commonly effective in the treatment of migraines include: OTC medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and combination medications which contain aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine.
Triptans are medications specific for migraines. Ergotamines are older medications which are still commonly used. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/

In brief: Migraine Meds

Medications which are commonly effective in the treatment of migraines include: OTC medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and combination medications which contain aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine.
Triptans are medications specific for migraines. Ergotamines are older medications which are still commonly used. For more information see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/
Dr. Georgia Latham
Dr. Georgia Latham
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Many options

Abortive meds: excedrin migraine (acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine).
Analgesics with caffeine and barbiturates such as fiorinal. Non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as advil. Ergotamines such as cafergot. Triptans such as zomig (zolmitriptan). Preventative medications: beta blockers such as inderal. Calcium-channel blockers such as cardizem. Anticonvulsants such as depakote.

In brief: Many options

Abortive meds: excedrin migraine (acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine).
Analgesics with caffeine and barbiturates such as fiorinal. Non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (nsaids) such as advil. Ergotamines such as cafergot. Triptans such as zomig (zolmitriptan). Preventative medications: beta blockers such as inderal. Calcium-channel blockers such as cardizem. Anticonvulsants such as depakote.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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