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What medicine should I take at the first sign of a migraine attack?

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Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) also can help if you take them at the first sign of a migraine attack. NSAIDs also include ibuprofen and naproxen.

SOURCES:

Buchholz, D. Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain, Workman Publishing Company, 2002.

Livingstone, I. Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches, Novak Owl Books, 2004.

Smith T. Drugs, 2004.

Young, W. Migraine and other Headaches, Demos Medical Publishing, 2004.

Cady R. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, July 2005.

News release, NuPathe Inc.

News release, FDA.

International Headache Society.

American College of Rheumatology: "NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 12, 2020

SOURCES:

Buchholz, D. Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain, Workman Publishing Company, 2002.

Livingstone, I. Breaking the Headache Cycle: A Proven Program for Treating and Preventing Recurring Headaches, Novak Owl Books, 2004.

Smith T. Drugs, 2004.

Young, W. Migraine and other Headaches, Demos Medical Publishing, 2004.

Cady R. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, July 2005.

News release, NuPathe Inc.

News release, FDA.

International Headache Society.

American College of Rheumatology: "NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 12, 2020

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