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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    July 23, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    July 23, 2009

    -:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-•*Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!*•-:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-

     

     

    None of the Migraine abortive medications have caffeine in them:

    • Triptans: Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, Amerge, Relpax, Axert, Frova. Imitrex is now available as the generic sumatriptan or combined with naproxen sodium in Treximet.
    • Ergotamines: Migranal Nasal Spray and DHE 45 injections
    • Midrin and Epidrin, which contain Isometheptene Mucate, Dichloralphenazone, and Acetaminophen

    Hope this helps!

    Teri

    • Connie E. Boos
      April 27, 2011
      Connie E. Boos
      April 27, 2011

      I am looking for migraine medication that gives me more than 6 or 9 pills for the  month. I take other medicine that is suppose to cut down on the number of migraines and they do, still I need more than for the actual headaches. What I get, that the insurance will pay for, does not carry me through then I end up missing work, laying in the dark room with the ice pack, taking excedering for migraines until finally it goes away or going to the doctor to get a shot.

       

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    • Nancy Harris Bonk
      May 09, 2011
      Nancy Harris Bonk
      Health Guide
      May 09, 2011

      Hi Connie,

       

      It may be time to re-evaluate your Migraine prevention plan with your doctor if you are finding the need for that many pills during the month.

       

      I did want to mention that taking Migraine abortive meds such as the triptans or ergotamines or any kind of pain medication (like Excedrin Migraine) -- prescription or over-the-counter -- more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this.

       

      And to make it even worse, medication overuse headache is a factor in Transformed Migraine(TM) in almost 80 of people who have TM. When you get a minute, you may want to look at this material Stopping Medication Overuse Can Halt Transformed Migraine.

       

      Cambia, is an FDA approved medication to stop a Migraine attack. Cambia is a powder you mix with water and forms a liquid medication, and for more on this drug, read; New Drug Approved for Migraine Attacks.

       

      I hope this helps,

      Nancy

       

       

       

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