Migraine and Cluster Headache Medications Topic Guide
Migraine and Cluster Headache Medications: Migraines and cluster headaches are severe recurrent headaches. Medications to treat them fall under a number of different categories. These include triptans and ergot alkaloids for abortive therapy. For preventative therapy, a number of different drug classes are available, including beta blockers, predisone, antidepressants, lithium, antiseizure medications and others.
Causes and Treatments of Migraine and Related Headaches Two general types of headaches exist: primary (like migraines and cluster headaches) and secondary ( headaches caused by a structural problem, trauma, or infection.) Triggers include stress, lack of sleep, not enough food or fluids, and many other causes. A variety of medications all working through a variety of different mechanisms are used to treat migraines.
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