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When can preventive migraine medication not be right for me?

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Preventive medicine might not be right for you if:

  • Your headaches are controlled by anti-inflammatories like naproxen and ibuprofen
  • Other health conditions keep you from taking preventive drugs
  • Those drugs could mix badly with other medicines you take
  • You prefer treatments that don't involve meds

SOURCES:  American Academy of Neurology: "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Headache."  George R. Nissan, DO, director of research, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago. News release, FDA.





Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES:  American Academy of Neurology: "Evidence-Based Guidelines for Migraine Headache."  George R. Nissan, DO, director of research, Diamond Headache Clinic, Chicago. News release, FDA.





Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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