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What anticonvulsants are used to treat migraines?

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Anticonvulsants are medicines that prevent or reduce seizures. Your doctor may recommend topiramate (Qudexy XR, Topamax) or valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote) to prevent your headaches.

SOURCES:  American Academy of Neurology: "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Headache."  George R. Nissan, DO, director of research, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago. News release, FDA.





Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES:  American Academy of Neurology: "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Headache."  George R. Nissan, DO, director of research, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago. News release, FDA.





Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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