Migraine and Cluster Headache Medications (cont.)
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Joseph Carcione Jr, DO, MBA
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
James H Halsey, MD
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understanding migraine and cluster headache medications, vascular headaches, trigeminal nerve, visual disturbances, migraineurs, triptans, ergot alkaloids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, narcotic analgesics, opioid analgesics, serotonin, abortive therapy, preventive therapy, headache drugs, cluster headaches, migraines, migraine headaches
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