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Which medications can treat status migrainosus?

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If you don’t respond to other treatments and you have 4 or more migraine days a month, your doctor may suggest preventive medicines. You take these regularly to reduce the severity or frequency of the headaches. These include seizure medicines, blood pressure medicines (like beta blockers and  channel blockers), and some . CGRP inhibitors are a new class of preventive medicine that your doctor may recommend if other medicines don’t help. calciumantidepressants

Botoxwrinklesmagnesium , though better known as a treatment for  , has also been approved by the FDA to prevent recurring migraines. Natural options such as  may work but we need more research to know which of these treatments are effective.

There are a couple of devices designed to interrupt abnormal electrical activity in the brain associated with migraine. A device called SpringTMS or eNeura sTMS uses a technique called a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Place it on the back of your head for about a minute for release of a pulse of magnetic energy. Similarly, Cefaly uses transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation and is worn as a headband on the forehead and turned on daily for 20 minutes to prevent migraine from developing. There is also a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator called gammaCore. When placed over the vagus nerve in the neck, it releases a mild electrical stimulation to the nerve's fibers to relieve pain. 

From: Status Migrainosus WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition, Saunders, 2012.

Tepper, S. May 2009; vol. 27: pp 417-427. Neurologic Clinics;

Rosen's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition, Mosby, 2009.

News release, NuPathe Inc.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES:

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition, Saunders, 2012.

Tepper, S. May 2009; vol. 27: pp 417-427. Neurologic Clinics;

Rosen's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition, Mosby, 2009.

News release, NuPathe Inc.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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