Alternate Names : Migraine Without Aura, Vascular Headaches
What are the treatments for the condition?
Treatment for acute migraine attacks includes:
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs called NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and
other analgesics, such as hydrocodone/APAP
triptans, such as sumatriptan or zolmitriptan
Nonmedicine treatments include:
avoiding migraine triggers
Other than avoiding one's triggers, the non-medicine treatments
listed above may or may not be effective. A person should always talk with
the doctor first before trying any of these treatments for migraine headache.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Side effects of medicines used to treat migraines include
stomach upset, drowsiness,
and allergic reactions.
Nonmedicine treatments generally have few or no side effects.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
After an effective treatment for migraine is in place, the person will
usually feel like resuming normal activities. Rarely, complicated migraines can cause a
How is the condition monitored?
A person with migraines may be asked to keep a headache
diary. Any new or worsening symptoms should be reported to the