5 Types of Headaches Topic Guide

5 Types of Headaches 5 Types of Headaches: There are five main types of headaches including migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches, sinus headaches, and mixed headaches. Knowing what kind of headache you have is the first step in identifying how to get rid of a headache. There are several treatments for headaches depending on the type of headache you have and your headache triggers. The worst headache of your life could signal a medical emergency and you should seek immediate evaluation.

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naproxen and pseudoephedrine Naproxen And Pseudoephedrine

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant...learn more »

caffeine and ergotamine (oral/rectal) Caffeine And Ergotamine (oral/rectal)

Caffeine is a stimulant that causes narrowing of blood vessels (vasoconstriction)...learn more »

acetaminophen and caffeine Acetaminophen And Caffeine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

aspirin/butalbital/caffeine Aspirin/butalbital/caffeine

Aspirin is a pain reliever, as well as an anti-inflammatory and a fever reducer...learn more »

acetaminophen, butalbital, and caffeine Acetaminophen, Butalbital, And Caffeine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer...learn more »

acetaminophen, aspirin, and caffeine Acetaminophen, Aspirin, And Caffeine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer...learn more »

aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine Aspirin, Butalbital, Caffeine, And Codeine

Aspirin, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine is a combination medicine used to treat tension headaches after other treatments have failed. This medicine is no...learn more »

acetaminophen, butalbital, caffeine, and codeine Acetaminophen, Butalbital, Caffeine, And Codeine

Codeine is an opioid pain medication (sometimes called a narcotic). Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever. Butalbital is a barb...learn more »

caffeine citrate (oral) Caffeine Citrate (oral)

Caffeine citrate is a central nervous system stimulant...learn more »

aspirin (oral) Aspirin (oral)

Aspirin is a salicylate (sa-LIS-il-ate). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation...learn more »