Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology

: 2002  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89--91

Management Of Acute Migraine

M Mehndiratta 

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M Mehndiratta

Pharmacotherapy for migraine involves treatment for the acute attack as well as using long-term prophylaxis in order to reduce the frequency and severity of the attacks. Based on severity, there are a number of drugs available to treat the acute attacks. For mild to moderate attacks, analgesics, NSAIDs and Ergotamine are effective but severe attacks may need Dihydroergotamine (DHE) or a triptan. Sumatriptan and the second generation triptans have revolutionized the acute treatment of migraine. Early and appropriate treatment holds the key to successful therapy of the acute attack. This article discusses the various acute treatment options available.

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Mehndiratta M. Management Of Acute Migraine.Ann Indian Acad Neurol 2002;5:89-91

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