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Prevention of Migraine

Prevention of Migraine:

Methods of prevention of Migraine mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Migraine.

Medications used to prevent Migraine:

Some of the different medications in the possible prevention of Migraine include:

  • Timolol
  • Apo-Timolol
  • Apo-Timop
  • Betimol
  • Blocadren
  • Cosopt
  • Dom-Timolol
  • Novo-Timolol
  • Timolide
  • Cyproheptadine
  • Periactin
  • Vitermum
  • Pizotifen
  • Sandomigran
  • Sandomigran DS
  • Valproic Acid and Derivatives
  • Depakote Delayed Release
  • Depakote ER
  • Depakote Sprinkle
  • Feverfew

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Unlabeled Medications to Prevent Migraine:

Some of the unlabeled medications in the possible prevention of Migraine may include:

  • Amlodipine
  • Lotrel
  • Norvasc
  • Enalapril
  • Lexxel
  • Vaseretic
  • Vasotec
  • Lisinopril
  • Prinivil
  • Prinzide
  • Zestoretic
  • Zestril
  • Atenolol
  • Apo-Atenolol
  • Novo-Atenolol
  • Nu-Atenolol
  • PMS-Atenolol
  • Tenoretic
  • Tenormin
  • Clonidine
  • Apo-Clonidine
  • Catapres
  • Catapres-TTS
  • Combipres
  • Dixarit
  • Duraclon
  • Novo-Clonidine
  • Nu-Clonidine
  • Metoprolol
  • Apo-Metoprolol
  • Betaloc
  • Co-Betaloc
  • Logimax
  • Lopressor
  • Lopressor Delayed-Release
  • Lopressor HCT
  • Lopressor OROS
  • Novo-Metoprol
  • Nu-Metop
  • Toprol
  • Toprol XL
  • Nadolol
  • Alti-Nadol
  • Apo-Nadol
  • Corgard
  • Corzide
  • Syn-Nadol
  • Pindolol
  • Apo-Pindol
  • Dom-Pindolol
  • Novo-Pindol
  • Nu-Pindol
  • Syn-Pindolol
  • Viskazide
  • Visken
  • Gen-Atenolol
  • Rhoxal-atenolol
  • Tenolin
  • Blokium
  • Botulinum Toxin type A
  • Botox
  • Botox Cosmetic

Alternative Preventions for Migraine

Some of the measures that have been mentioned as possibly preventative for Migraine may include those below.

Note that some of these claims of prevention may not be correct, and may not prevent Migraine.

Medical news about treatments for Migraine

These medical news articles may be relevant to Migraine treatment:

Clinical Trials for Migraine

Some of the clinical trials for Migraine include:

Curable Types of Migraine

Possibly curable or rare types of Migraine include:

Rare Types of Migraine:

Some rare types of Migraine include:

  • Exertion related migraine
  • Medication related migraine
  • Food and alcohol related migraine
  • more rare types...»

Latest Treatments for Migraine

Some of the more recent treatments for Migraine include:

Treatments for Migraine

Treatments to consider for Migraine may include:

Prevention of Migraine:

Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS (Excerpt)

For headaches that occur three or more times a month, preventive treatment is usually recommended. Drugs used to prevent classic and common migraine include methysergide maleate, which counteracts blood vessel constriction; propranolol hydrochloride, which stops blood vessel dilation; amitriptyline, an antidepressant; valproic acid, an anticonvulsant; and verapamil, a calcium channel blocker.

Antidepressants called MAO inhibitors also prevent migraine. These drugs block an enzyme called monoamine oxidase which normally helps nerve cells absorb the artery-constricting brain chemical, serotonin. MAO inhibitors can have potentially serious side effects—particularly if taken while ingesting foods or beverages that contain tyramine, a substance that constricts arteries.

Many antimigraine drugs can have adverse side effects. But like most medicines they are relatively safe when used carefully and under a physician's supervision. To avoid long-term side effects of preventive medications, headache specialists advise patients to reduce the dosage of these drugs and then stop taking them as soon as possible. (Source: excerpt from Headache -- Hope Through Research: NINDS)


Because stress often triggers migraines, women who are habitual sufferers should learn relaxation and stress management techniques. These are especially helpful in aborting headaches when warning signs are felt. Massage, relaxation exercises of the neck, shoulder, and jaw muscles may all be helpful. Rest in a dark room with cool compresses can prevent the headache. Foods such as alcohol, aged cheeses, chocolate, fermented or marinated foods, MSG, artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, and caffeine all may trigger headaches; diet should be monitored to reduce or eliminate intake of these. Nicotine may cause migraine - yet another good reason to give up smoking! In summary, each woman's migraine pain, her triggers, and her "headache calendar" (when headaches tend to occur) are unique. Treatments are also unique for each case. Women need to consider their individual triggers, lifestyle issues such as stress level and eating habits, and their own preferences for medication as they and their physicians choose treatments. (Source: excerpt from MIGRAINE HEADACHES: NWHIC)

Prevention Claims: Migraine

Information on prevention of Migraine comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Migraine prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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