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M6 13-005

Exam 15: Headache Meds

Mild to Moderate Migraine Headaches (a) Aspirin (b) Acetaminophen
Moderate to severe Migraine Headache pain Triptans used first. Examples: Eletriptan (Replax) , Almotriptan (Axert), Frovatriptan (Frova), Naratriptan (Amerge), Rizatriptan (Maxalt), Sumatriptan (Imitrex), Zolmitriptan (Zomig).
Migraine Prevention Medications a) Anti-Seizure Meds. b) Beta-Adrenergic Blockers. c) Tricyclic Anti-depressants. d) SSRI( Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor. e) Calcium Channel Blocker. f) Thiaszides.
Cluster Headache Pharmacological treatment (a) Narcotic Analgesics (due to severity) (b) No analgesia needed in between attacks
Tension Headaches Pharmacological treatment (a) Non-narcotic analgesics. (b) Narcotics avoided due to danger of substance abuse
Created by: jtzuetrong