Migraine sufferers have a hard time getting relief because the available
medications can cause side effects, pills can be difficult to swallow because
of nausea, and the drugs just don't work well for some people.
One recent improvement is a new form of the drug Imitrex, now available as
a nasal spray, which may be a good option for teenage migraine sufferers.
Two other drugs, Maxalt MLT and Zomig (which is not yet available
commercially), are now made in fast-dissolving, flavored versions and could be
useful for those who have nausea and can't keep anything down.