Could you please tell me which migraine medication is safe during pregnancy? I use Maxalt and it really helps. I am planning to have a baby within a year but I do not know what to do with my migraine attacks. Thank you, Basak.
The question of using migraine-specific therapy during pregnancy should be discussed with your obstetrician and your headache doctor. All manufacturers of "triptans" have Pregnancy Registries so patients on Maxalt or others can sign on. If the benefit outweighs the risk, that is called Pregnancy Category C, where Maxalt resides.
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Published On: August 06, 2007