Abortive Medication

by Teri Robert, Lead Expert

Abortive medications are medications medication that works in the brain to stop the Migrainous process and its symptoms. Triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, Amerge, Relpax, Axert, and Frova -- as well as Treximet, which is a combination of Imitrex and Naproxen Sodium) ergotamines (DHE-45 and Migranal), and Epidrin (same as Midrin) are abortive medications.

Abortive medications are used for Migraine attacks, cluster headaches, and some Migraine-like headaches such as post-traumatic headaches.

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© Teri Robert, 2009
Last updated December 6, 2009

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