Treatments for Migraines during pregnancy?

Ask the Clinician Health Guide March 23, 2012
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    What is the latest information about what medications are safe to take during pregnancy? Some of my doctors say Imitrex is okay and some say it is not.

     

    What treatments are available for migraines during pregnancy? Jennifer.
             

     

    Full Answer:

    Dear Jennifer;

     

    It may come down to your comfort level and that of your obstetrician, but Pregnancy category C, by definition, is a situation where, if the benefit outweighs the risk, then the medication can be used. Of course, the first 45-70 days of pregnancy are when baby's organs are being formed so ideally no medication of any sort. We also have used IV magnesium infusions, biofeedback, relaxation strategies and antinauseants with the OBs permission during the pregnancy.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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