Drugs for Migraine

October 5, 2020

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An oral nonopioid analgesic is often sufficient for acute
treatment of mild to moderate migraine headache
without severe nausea or vomiting. A triptan is the
drug of choice for treatment of moderate to severe
migraine headache pain in most patients without
vascular disease. Early treatment of pain when it is
still mild to moderate in intensity improves headache
response and reduces the risk of recurrence.