Which medications in the drug class Acetylsalicylic acids are used in the treatment of Tension Headache?

Updated: Nov 21, 2017
  • Author: Michelle Blanda, MD; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Acetylsalicylic acids

These agents alleviate headache, possibly by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis.

Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer Aspirin, Bufferin)

Treats mild to moderately severe pain. Inhibits prostaglandin synthesis, which prevents formation of platelet-aggregating thromboxane A2.

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