What is the role of medications in pediatric migraine prophylaxis?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Possible medications for migraine prophylaxis include the following:

  • Tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline or nortriptyline

  • Anticonvulsants (eg, gabapentin, valproate, and topiramate)

  • Riboflavin

  • Agents that block the serotonin 5-HT2 receptor, such as cyproheptadine

  • Propranolol

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors


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