What are abortive medications for the treatment of migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Abortive medications include the following:

  • Selective serotonin receptor (5-HT1) agonists (triptans)

  • Ergot alkaloids

  • Analgesics

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Combination products

  • Antiemetics

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