Which medications are sometimes used in the prevention 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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Drugs exist that can be considered individually but cannot be recommended on a routine basis because either (1) they have not been studied specifically or used regularly in the pediatric population, or (2) they are not available in the United States. These medications are migraine preventatives; they include flunarizine, a calcium channel blocker; gabapentin; riboflavin; and metoprolol . (This list is not comprehensive.)


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