I have a severe allergy to ibuprofen as well as aspirin. Is vicodin safe to take for a serious migraine?
Vicodin. Yes, can be taken safely, but is definitely addictive.
Yes but. You should ask your doctor to prescribe a triptan type of drug for your migraine. If your headaches are frequent, prophylactic drugs may be considered. If you have migraines over 15x a month, Botox may just be the right treatment for you.
Very like so. As ibuprofen and aspirin fit under the NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), so it isn't uncommon if you are allergic to aspirin to be allergic to motrin, ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) naprosen. Vicodin contains hydrocodone and acetaminphen, neither which usually cross react with the previously mentioned drugs. But opioid containing drugs are not ideal for migraine management. Talk with your doc.
Allergies to aspirin & ibuprofen as well as most narcotic pain relievers. Would butterbur be safe for me? Trying to help bad migraines.
Petadolex. Petadolex is the only recommended ; safe formulation of butterbur extract. Yes, petadolex has level a recommendation from american academy of neurology for daily prophylactic treatment of migraines. This may be a safe option for you; consult with your neurologist for further discussion of risks and benefits. Good luck!
Triptans? Have you been prescribed a triptan type of drug (imitrex (sumatriptan) etc)? This is specially designed for migraine and contains no nsaids or narcotics. If you have more than 15 migraines a month and is of the right age, Botox may be another option.