A very common problem in child bearing age.Many patient suffer without any satisfactory
treatment.Any new reccomendations?
You will find information on the treatment of migraine at https://www.drugs.com/enc/migraine.html
If you have frequent migraines, your doctor may prescribe medicine to reduce the number of attacks. Such medicine needs to be taken every day in order to be effective. Such medications may include:
* Antidepressants such as amitriptyline
* Blood pressure medicines such as betablockers (propanolol) or calcium channel blockers (verapamil)
* Seizure medication such as valproic acid and topiramate
* Serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as venlafaxine
STOPPING AN ATTACK
Other medicines are taken at the first sign of a migraine attack. Over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin are often helpful, especially when your migraine is mild. (Be aware, however, that overuse or misuse of such pain medications may result in rebound headaches.) If these don't help, ask your doctor about prescription medications.
Your doctor can select from several different types of medications, including:
* Triptans -- the most frequently prescribed medicines for stopping migraine attacks -- such as almotriptan (Axert), frovatriptan (Frova), rizatriptan (Maxalt), sumatriptan (Imitrex), and zolmitriptan (Zomig)
* Ergots such as dihydroergotamine or ergotamine with caffeine (Cafergot)
* Isometheptene (Midrin)
These medications come different forms. Patients who have nausea and vomiting with their migraines may be prescribed a nasal spray or injection instead of pills.
Some migraine medicines narrow your blood vessels and should not be used if you are at risk for heart attacks or have heart disease, unless otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider. Ergots should not be taken if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, because they can cause serious side effects to an unborn baby.
Other medications are primarily given to treat the symptoms of migraine. Used alone or in combinations, these drugs can reduce your pain, nausea, or emotional distress. Medications in this group include:
* Nausea medicines such as prochlorperazine
* Over-the-counter pain relieves such as acetaminophen (Tylenol)
* Sedatives such as butalbital
* Narcotic pain relievers such as meperidine
* Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen
If you wish to consider an alternative, feverfew is a popular herb for migraines. Several studies, but not all, support using feverfew for treating migraines. If you are interested in trying feverfew, make sure your doctor approves. Also, know that herbal remedies sold in drugstores and health food stores are not regulated. Work with a trained herbalist when selecting herbs.
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