9/17/07 #5 - Why do so many medications have caffeine in them?

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    Why do so many medications have caffeine in them when caffeine is a migraine trigger? Janice.





    Dear Janice;


    That's an excellent question. The caffeine issue is really rather a paradox. Although it can be a trigger for some Migraineurs, caffeine is also a quite useful drug. It's added to medications because it potentiates them -- helps them work more quickly and better. I've never heard or seen a full explanation of why it doesn't bother most of us when used in medication other than our bodies' response being different when we have a headache or Migraine.


    Thanks for a great question,

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Published On: September 16, 2007