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What medicines relieve a migraine once it starts?

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Medicines that relieve a migraine once it has already started:

  • Pain relievers -- acetaminophen (Panadol, Tylenol), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn)
  • Triptans and ditans -- eletriptan (Relpax), frovatriptan (Frova),lasmiditan (Reyvow), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Alsuma, Imitrex, Treximet), zolmitriptan (Zomig)

SOURCES:

American Migraine Foundation: "About Migraine."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hormone Headaches/Menstrual Migraines."

MedlinePlus: “Acetaminophen,” "Valporic Acid.”

MacGregor, E. , January 2009. Current Treatment Options in Neurology

Nappi, R. , June 2009. Menopause International

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Migraine Information Page."

The North American Menopause Society: "My-Oh-Migraine: Hormonal Headaches and Menopause."

The Migraine Trust: "Menopause, Midlife and Migraine."

University of California, Berkeley Health Services: "Migraine Triggers."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on January 08, 2020

SOURCES:

American Migraine Foundation: "About Migraine."

Cleveland Clinic: "Hormone Headaches/Menstrual Migraines."

MedlinePlus: “Acetaminophen,” "Valporic Acid.”

MacGregor, E. , January 2009. Current Treatment Options in Neurology

Nappi, R. , June 2009. Menopause International

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Migraine Information Page."

The North American Menopause Society: "My-Oh-Migraine: Hormonal Headaches and Menopause."

The Migraine Trust: "Menopause, Midlife and Migraine."

University of California, Berkeley Health Services: "Migraine Triggers."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on January 08, 2020

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