What is the role of analgesics in the treatment of migraine headaches?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Simple analgesics alone or in combination with other compounds have provided relief for mild to moderately severe headaches and sometimes even for severe headaches. [91] Acute treatment is most effective when given within 15 minutes of pain onset and when pain is mild. [92]


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