Which medications are used in the treatment of migraine variants in children?

Updated: Jan 31, 2018
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Some forms of familial hemiplegic migraine respond to acetazolamide, and children with abdominal migraine respond to typical migraine prophylactic medication. Some children with cyclic vomiting respond to antimigraine drugs (eg, propranolol, amitriptyline, cyproheptadine, sumatriptan). However, these children often experience severe fluid and electrolyte disturbances that require IV fluid therapy.


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