Medicine Like Bellergal for Migraine Prevention?

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I had taken a pill called Bellergal space tabs for 4 years and I never had a migraine in those 4 years. Is there any medicine like Bellergal? I am now taking a generic for Midrin but I get mirgraine 2 to 3 times a week. Theresa.

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Dear Theresa:

Bellergal contained ergotamine tartrate, belladonna, and phenobarbital. At this time, there are no other similar medications on the market. There are, however, many other options for migraine prevention. You can find a list of over 100 medications and other treatments currently in use for migraine prevention in Migraine and Headache Prevention - So Many Options.

There are many reasons to work with our doctors to find effective preventive treatment. This short video explains more - What Can Migraine Preventive Treatment Do?

Thanks for your question,
David Watson, MD, and Teri Robert


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