There are three different levels of migraine treatment:

  • Preventative treatment (stopping attacks from happening)
  • Acute treatment (treating an attack as soon as it happens)
  • Rescue treatment (dealing with an attack if acute treatment does not work)

Some people are prescribed a number of different drugs before they find a treatment course that suits them. You may find it useful to keep a note of all the drugs you have taken, and how they affected your attacks. This can help you to discuss your treatment history with a doctor long after these details may have been forgotten

Migraines can’t be cured, but doctors will work with you to help you manage your condition.

A variety of medications have been specifically designed to treat migraines. In addition, some drugs commonly used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

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