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Which medications treat an abdominal migraine in children?

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Medications like rizatriptan (Maxalt) and sumatriptan (Imitrex), called triptans, haven't been approved for children, though older kids may have luck taking sumatriptan as a nasal spray.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Managing migraines."

eMedicineHealth: "Migraine Variants."

The National Migraine Association: "What is abdominal migraine?"

Neurology Channel: "Migraine Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Abdominal Migraine."

MedicineNet.com: "Migraine Headaches."

International Headache Society ICHD-II: "Abdominal Migraine Diagnosis."

Scicchitano, B. , published online Aug. 7, 2014. Dovepress

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA: "Managing migraines."

eMedicineHealth: "Migraine Variants."

The National Migraine Association: "What is abdominal migraine?"

Neurology Channel: "Migraine Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Abdominal Migraine."

MedicineNet.com: "Migraine Headaches."

International Headache Society ICHD-II: "Abdominal Migraine Diagnosis."

Scicchitano, B. , published online Aug. 7, 2014. Dovepress

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 12, 2018

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