Which medications are recommend by the AAN and AHS as effective for migraine prevention?

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

According to guidelines released by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society, [150] the following medications are established as effective and should be offered for migraine prevention (level A recommendation):

  • Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs): divalproex sodium, sodium valproate, topiramate

  • β-Blockers: metoprolol, propranolol, timolol

  • Triptans: frovatriptan for short-term MAMs prevention


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