Which prophylactic medications are used for migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Answer

Prophylactic medications include the following:

  • Antiepileptic drugs

  • Beta blockers

  • Tricyclic antidepressants

  • Calcium channel blockers

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

  • NSAIDs

  • Serotonin antagonists

  • Botulinum toxin

  • Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitors


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