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 key options…

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 your attacks too late.   I have been told to wait until my pain is severe to take my meds. Isn’t that the right thing to do?  No, it’s…

List of acute treatments

The medications discussed here are symptomatic or acute migraine medications which are used to treat individual migraine attacks (See this post). They can be divided into broad categories: Simple analgesics, NSAIDs, triptans, ergot derivatives, anti-emetics, opioids, and combination products.  ** Cannabinoids are not listed as there is…

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