Which drugs have been FDA approved for migraine prophylaxis?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Propranolol, timolol, methysergide, valproic acid, and topiramate (Topamax) have been approved by the FDA for migraine prophylaxis. However, a 2009 report suggested that long-term topiramate use in pediatric patients can cause metabolic acidosis and hypokalemia; the risk was deemed mild but statistically significant. [105]


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