Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “MAGIC RELIEF to remember about the Drugs Used To Treat Migraine

⚡Mnemonic⚡: Drugs Used To Treat MigraineM – Metoclopramide: Metoclopramide is sometimes used to relieve migraine-associated nausea and vomiting.

A – Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant, can be effective in preventing chronic migraines.

G – Gabapentin: Gabapentin may be prescribed to prevent migraines and reduce their frequency.

I – Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a non-prescription, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can help relieve mild to moderate migraine pain.

C – Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) Inhibitors: These are a relatively new class of medications specifically designed for migraine prevention, including drugs like Erenumab, Fremanezumab, and Galcanezumab.

R – Rizatriptan: Rizatriptan is a triptan medication used to treat acute migraines and cluster headaches.

E – Ergotamine: Ergotamine is an older medication that can be used for the treatment of acute migraines and is usually combined with caffeine.

L – Lasmiditan: Lasmiditan is a relatively new medication approved for acute migraine treatment that works differently from triptans.

I – Isometheptene: Isometheptene is often found in combination medications used to treat migraines, usually in conjunction with a vasoconstrictor like vasoconstrictor.

F – Frovatriptan: Frovatriptan is another triptan medication used for the acute treatment of migraines.

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Dr. Arin Nandi

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