Tag: triptans

The Combination Principle

Your migraine attacks just won’t break with one medication? Try two! Some migraine attacks are difficult to treat. The migraine attack is a chemical and electrical storm in the brain that leads to pain and a wide variety of accompanying symptoms (See this post).  The…

The Treating Early Principle

My doctor prescribed me medications to treat my migraine attacks…but they don’t work! Sounds familiar? You may be treating too late.   I have been told to wait until my pain is really severe to take my meds. Isn’t that the right thing to do?  No,…

List of acute treatments

The medications to be discussed here are the symptomatic migraine medications which are used to treat individual migraine attacks (See this post). They can be divided into four broad categories: Analgesics, NSAIDs, Triptans and ergot derivatives, Anti-emetics and Opioids.   ** Cannabinoids are not listed…

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