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What medications are usually recommended by doctors for migraines and headaches?

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Pain relievers are typically the first drugs recommended by doctors for migraine and headaches. Many of these medications are over-the-counter, or available without a doctor's prescription, while other headache drugs require a prescription. When taking these headache drugs, avoid products that contain caffeine. Any medication containing barbiturates or narcotics should be used sparingly.

From: Drugs for Headache Pain Relief WebMD Medical Reference

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National Migraine Association. 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Migraine Association. 

Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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