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Migraine Headache in Children Topic Guide

Migraine Headache in Children Migraine Headache in Children: Migraine is a headache condition that comes back again and again. Ten percent of children get migraines, and an even higher percentage of teenagers have them. Migraines can be managed with a number of different varieties of medications.

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Migraine Headache in Children Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

eletriptan Eletriptan

Eletriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Eletriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain,...learn more »

frovatriptan Frovatriptan

Frovatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Frovatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache p...learn more »

almotriptan Almotriptan

Almotriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Almotriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pai...learn more »

rizatriptan Rizatriptan

Rizatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows the blood vessels around the brain. Rizatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache...learn more »

naratriptan Naratriptan

Naratriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Naratriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pai...learn more »

zolmitriptan (nasal) Zolmitriptan (nasal)

Zolmitriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Zolmitriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache p...learn more »

zolmitriptan (oral) Zolmitriptan (oral)

Zolmitriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Zolmitriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache p...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 »

topiramate Topiramate

Topiramate is a seizure medicine, also called an anticonvulsant. Topiramate is used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. ...learn more »

gabapentin Gabapentin

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures ...learn more »

sumatriptan (injection) Sumatriptan (injection)

Sumatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Sumatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pai...learn more »

sumatriptan (oral/nasal) Sumatriptan (oral/nasal)

Sumatriptan is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Sumatriptan also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pai...learn more »

ergotamine Ergotamine

Ergotamine is in a group of drugs called ergot alkaloids (ER-got AL-ka-loids). It works by narrowing the blood vessels around the brain. Ergotamine also af...learn more »

amitriptyline Amitriptyline

Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Amitriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

nortriptyline Nortriptyline

Nortriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant. Nortriptyline affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with depression...learn more »

valproic acid Valproic Acid

Valproic acid affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

acetaminophen (oral/rectal) Acetaminophen (oral/rectal)

There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Not all brands are listed on this leaflet...learn more »

verapamil (oral) Verapamil (oral)

Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker. It works by relaxing the muscles of your heart and blood vessels...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »