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Posted on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 in Headache and Migraines
Question: i have an iching migrane,whats the treatment will helps me?thanks

i dont want to depend from tablets could you offer to me any other treatment?
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There are different medications that can be used for treatment of migraines.

Migraine treatment can be divided into: (1) abortive ( this is medication used to treat the headaches when they happen ) OR
(2) preventive ( this is used to stop the headaches from occurring at all- it is used when persons have very frequent or severe headaches)

Ireven 75 is an antidepressant and though it can be used for some types of pain, it may not be helpful for migraines.

Abortive treatment- depends on how bad the migraine may be

If moderate migraine then you can try: (1)aspirin,
(2) ibuprofen at 400mg to 800mg every 6 to 8 hours ,
(3)naproxen- initial 500mg then 250mg every 6 hours
(4)ketoprofen- 25 to 50 mg every 6 to 8 hours

One of these can be tried, should be available over the counter. If one of these is not effective then you may need one of the medications mentioned below.

There is also medication specific for migraines eg sumatriptan, zolmitriptan, eletriptan,naratriptan.
These would require a prescription from your doctor.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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