Migraine Medications

Migraine medications  may be acute or preventative and patients with frequent or severe headaches may require both approaches.

Acute treatment attempts to relieve or stop the progression of an attack or to abort it once it has begun.

Preventative treatment is used in an attempt to reduce the frequency and severity of anticipated attacks. However, these drugs are unlikely to prevent attacks altogether and will not cure the underlying cause.

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Acute Migraine Medication

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Preventative Migraine Medication

Preventative migraine medication is used in an attempt to reduce the frequency and severity of anticipated attacks. However, these drugs are unlikely to prevent attacks altogether and will not cure the underlying cause. The goal of preventative...[read more]

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Botox for Migraine

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Occipital Nerve Block

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Migraine Medications

Migraine medications  may be acute or preventative and patients with frequent or severe headaches may require both approaches.

Acute treatment attempts to relieve or stop the progression of an attack or to abort it once it has begun.

Preventative treatment is used in an attempt to reduce the frequency and severity of anticipated attacks. However, these drugs are unlikely to prevent attacks altogether and will not cure the underlying cause.

More From This Section:

Migraine
Acute Migraine Medication

Acute migraine medication attempts to relieve or stop the progression of an attack or to abort it once it has begun. Acute treatment should be taken as early as possible in the headache phase of an attack to prevent its escalation and to increase...[read more]

Migraine
Preventative Migraine Medication

Preventative migraine medication is used in an attempt to reduce the frequency and severity of anticipated attacks. However, these drugs are unlikely to prevent attacks altogether and will not cure the underlying cause. The goal of preventative...[read more]

Migraine
Botox for Migraine

Botox for Migraine: Botox is now used as a preventative treatment for chronic migraine sufferers. Chronic migraine is defined as headaches on at least fifteen days per month (of which at least eight days are with migraine). How does it...[read more]

Migraine
Occipital Nerve Block

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