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HA Abortive Meds 2


Triptan Preparations Overuse rebound headaches possible Contraindicated in ischemic: cardio, cerebral, peripheral vascular disease or Prinzmental angina, HTN. CI: St. John's wort - serotonin syndrome Pregnancy Cat. C - speak w/ Doc
Ergotamine Assess for ergotism - OD/toxicity S&S: chest/abdominal pain, persistant paresthesia in extremity, cold hands/feet. (gangrene) Monitor BP & pulse Pregnancy Cat. X. - Don't use
Beta-adrengeric Blocker Assess for bradycardia, hypotension, bronchospasm, ect. Teach: take pulse/BP, report OB, fatigue
Calcium Channel Blocker Assess for hypotension, dizinessm hepatotoxicity, AV block, etc. Teach: take pulse/BP, report OB, fatigue
Tricyclic Antidepressants Assess anticholinergic effects, dysrythmias, etc.
Antiseizure Drugs Assess N/V sedation, Monitor for liver failure, bone marrow depression
Chronic Migraine` Assess possible life-threatening side effects: breathing, swallowing, etc.
Antiemetic Assess drowsiness, EPS, restlessness
Created by: Slacker