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Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

Alternate Names : Ocular Migraine

Ophthalmoplegic Migraine | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

A person can lower the risk for migraine by identifying and avoiding triggers. People who are sensitive to tyramine, for example, should not drink red wine. Medicines used to prevent migraines include the following:

  • anticonvulsants, such as gabapentin and carbamazepine
  • beta-blockers, such as atenolol and propanolol
  • calcium channel blockers, such as diltiazem and verapamil
  • lithium carbonate
  • methysergide maleate and methylergonovine maleate
  • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen
  • other antidepressants, such as trazodone and venlafaxine HCl
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, also called SSRIs, including paroxetine HCl and fluoxetine HCl
  • tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline
  • What are the long-term effects of the condition?

    Rarely, a person may have permanent vision problems after ophthalmoplegic migraines.

    What are the risks to others?

    Ophthalmoplegic migraines are not contagious. They pose no risk to others.

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    Ophthalmoplegic Migraine: Treatment & Monitoring

    Author: Terry Mason, MPH
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 08/01/01

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