Standard medications for the acute treatment of migraines include triptans; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, or NSAIDS, such as aspirin and ibuprofen; ergots; narcotic pain medications; and Midrin
Patients who suffer from mild, infrequent, and nondisabling headaches may be adequately treated with agents such as Tylenol, Tylenol with codeine, aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; inhibit inflammatory reactions and pain by decreasing activity of enzyme cyclooxygenase, thus inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis), caffeine combinations, and Midrin
(sympathomimetic properties dilate cranial and cerebral arterioles, causing reduction in stimuli that lead to vascular headaches).
Bullock gave Dustin some Midrin
capsules for his migraines.
Matthew Rigney is chairperson of the Ngarrindjeri Native Title Management Committee, chairperson of MIDRIN
and coordinator of Camp Coorong.
Consider switching to Midrin
three times a day with meals for 5-7 days, then two times a day for 5-7 days, then daily for 5-7 days, and finally discontinuing.
Other prescribed medications, such as mirtazepine, metoprolol, clonazepam, and midrin
, were all unlikely candidates for cross-reactivity, according to the manufacturer.
The ingredient isometheptene, found in Midrin
, an over-the-counter medication used to treat migraines, was also reported to cause postpartum cerebral angiopathy when it was taken in excess of the recommended amount (Raroque, Tesfa, & Purdy, 1993).
A number of other medications are used for the abortive treatment of migraine, such as narcotics, midrin
, other triptans, ergotamines, and over-the-counter preparations.