Which medications in the drug class Analgesics, Other are used in 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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Analgesics, Other

These agents are used for initial abortive therapy for patients with infrequent migraines. They can be used in combination with NSAIDs to alleviate headaches. Many oral analgesics, including acetaminophen, are not recommended for patients who require frequent medication, because they have been associated with rebound headaches.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, FeverAll, Mapap, Acephen, Aspirin Free Anacin Extra Strength, Cetafen Extra, Little Fevers, Non-Aspirin-Pain Reliever, Nortemp Children's, Ofirmev, Pain & Fever Children's, Pain Eze, Pharbetol Extra Strength, Q-pap, Silapap, Triaminic Children's Fever Reducer Pain Reliever, Valorin)

A potent analgesic and antipyretic activity with weak anti-inflammatory activity, acetaminophen is used to treat mild to moderate pain from migraine.


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