Which medications are used for abortive treatment of pediatric migraine headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Pharmacologic treatment of migraine may be abortive or prophylactic. Abortive agents include the following:

  • Selective agonists for serotonin 5-HT1 receptors - These include sumatriptan, naratriptan, zolmitriptan, rizatriptan, almotriptan, frovatriptan, and eletriptan

  • Ergotamines

  • Analgesics such as acetaminophen and NSAIDs

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