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Is there anything I can take to prevent aura migraines?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

There are preventative treatments to avoid migraines- usually for the whopper headache.
These can include beta blockers or amitriptyline. If you just get the aura, you are lucky. There are other meds to stop an attack once it hits.

In brief: Maybe

There are preventative treatments to avoid migraines- usually for the whopper headache.
These can include beta blockers or amitriptyline. If you just get the aura, you are lucky. There are other meds to stop an attack once it hits.
Dr. William Becker
Dr. William Becker
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Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

We can use oral medications including calcium channel blockers to stabilize the membranes of the blood vessels which can prevent auras.
It would be something you need to take every day.

In brief: Yes

We can use oral medications including calcium channel blockers to stabilize the membranes of the blood vessels which can prevent auras.
It would be something you need to take every day.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Dr. Jennifer Lee
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes: The same meds that are used to treat migraines without aura.
With or without aura, a migraine is a migraine.

In brief: Yes

Yes: The same meds that are used to treat migraines without aura.
With or without aura, a migraine is a migraine.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Topamax (topiramate)

Topamax (topiramate) is also a good option to prevent headaches.

In brief: Topamax (topiramate)

Topamax (topiramate) is also a good option to prevent headaches.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. William Becker
I disagree. Topamax is a nasty drug which has caused narrow angle glaucoma, trouble concentrating, and I have seen limited success with it.
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