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What are some drugs that treat status migrainosus?

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A common medicine for halting status migrainosus is dihydroergotamine (DHE-45, Migranal). You can take it as a nasal spray or through a shot. Another drug, sumatriptan (Alsuma, Imitrex, Onzetra, Sumavel DosePro, Zecuity), comes as a shot, nasal spray, pill, or skin patch. Valproate given by vein can also be used.

People with certain medical problems should avoid these medicines though.

The corticosteroids dexamethasone (Dexamethasone Intensol, Dexpak) and prednisolone can also relieve status migrainosus.

From: Status Migrainosus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition, Saunders, 2012.

Tepper, S. May 2009; vol. 27: pp 417-427. Neurologic Clinics;

Rosen's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition, Mosby, 2009.

News release, NuPathe Inc.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition, Saunders, 2012.

Tepper, S. May 2009; vol. 27: pp 417-427. Neurologic Clinics;

Rosen's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition, Mosby, 2009.

News release, NuPathe Inc.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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