Review: Some drugs are effective for preventing migraine headache; limited evidence exists on the relative effectiveness of drugs
- Commonly Asked Questions & Answers about Migraines. Peterlin, Lee // National Women's Health Report;Aug2007, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p7
The article presents questions and answers related to migraine, including whether having frequent headaches is a migraine, the most effective drugs for migraines and reducing the number of migraines attack.
- Review: Approved and some off-label preventive drugs reduce migraine frequency in episodic migraine. Shamliyan, T. A.; Chessman, Alexander W. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/15/2013, Vol. 159 Issue 8, pJC11
The article discusses a review-based study that determined the relative efficacy and safety of preventive medications in patients with episodic migraine, and states that results of the study showed that approved and some off-label drugs reduce migraine frequency in these patients. It also...
- Another Blood Pressure Drug Is Shown To Prevent Migraines. Vernarec, Emil // RN;Apr2001, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p101
Reveals that the blood pressure drug lisinopril can reduce the headache or migraine in some patients. Impact on the number of migraine attacks; Side effects of the drug.
- Spray away headaches. Geraci, Ron // Men's Health;Sep98, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p60
Provides information on a drug cure for migraine headaches. Use of dihydroergotamine mesylate for migraines; Pharmacological effects of the drug; Marketing campaign for the drug.
- TEST QUESTION. // Drug Topics;4/1/2002, Vol. 146 Issue 7, p81
The article presents a list of multiple choice questions about the diagnosis of migraine published in March 31, 2004 issue of the journal "Drug Topics." The readers can send their answers in the answer sheet provided along the questions. Some of the questions are regarding beta-blocker therapy...
- Neuroleptics and Migraine. Dusitanond, Petcharat; Young, William B. // Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry;Mar2009, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p63
Many dopamine antagonists are proven acute migraine treatments. Genetic studies also imply that polymorphisms in dopamine genes (DRD2 receptors) in persons with migraine may create dopamine hypersensitivity. However, treatment is limited by the adverse event profiles of conventional neuroleptics...
- Abdominal Migraine: Evidence for Existence and Treatment Options. Russell, G.; Abu-Arafeh, I.; Symon, D.N.K. // Pediatric Drugs;2002, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1
There is evidence to suggest that, in children, episodic abdominal pain occurring in the absence of headache may be a migrainous phenomenon. There are four separate strands of evidence for this: the common co-existence of abdominal pain and migraine headaches; the similarity between children...
- The headache cures that doctors use. Fessy, Donna // Self;Sep2001, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p94
Discusses the headache treatment techniques used by physicians. Use of migraine drugs to prevent headaches; Therapeutic use of exercise; Effectiveness of the Biofeedback relaxation technique.
- Prescribing for headache. Kernick, David // Practice Nurse;7/25/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p19
This article focuses on the treatment of tension-type headache and migraine. It identifies some of the drugs being used to treat headache, including amitriptyline and naproxen. It indicates the effectiveness of the drugs. It also enumerates the common signs and symptoms of migraine and...
- Oxygen therapy could offer some relief to adults who suffer from migraine and cluster headaches. // Foods Matter (UK);Sep2008, p14
The article highlights a review which examined nine studies that evaluated normobaric oxygen therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for evidence that oxygen administration was a safe and effective treatment for migraine or cluster headaches. According to the reviewers, hyperbaric treatment might...