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How can you relieve migraine symptoms?

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To help relieve migraine symptoms:

  • Stay in a quiet, dark room.
  • Put cold compresses or use pressure on the painful areas.
  • Take pain-relieving medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, ketorolac (Toradol), or naproxen. (Do not use aspirin in anyone under the age of 19)
  • Or take prescription drugs, such as almotriptan (Axert), eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan ( ), and sumatriptan (Alsuma, , Onzetra, Sumavel, Zembrace) and , which help narrow blood vessels. MaxaltImitrex
  • Ergots (Migergot, Cafergot) may also be effective in treating migraine pain
  • Or take prescription pain relievers.
  • Use medications to treat other migraine symptoms such as nausea and vomiting.

From: Migraine Headaches Without Aura WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine." International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2." eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches." eMedicine.com: "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective." News release, FDA.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES: eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine." International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2." eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches." eMedicine.com: "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective." News release, FDA.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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