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What is Migraine?

A migraine is a type of headache that ranges from moderate to severe. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, tunnel vision, pain on one side of the head, fatigue, sweating, light sensitivity, and eye pain. There are multiple causes for migraines including caffeine withdrawal, smoking, sleep problems, hormonal changes, and stress.

Treatment for migraine includes taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat migraines are ACE inhibitors, acetylcholine release inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, ergot derivatives, NSAIDs, sympathomimetic / NSAID combinations, tricyclic antidepressants, triptan / NSAID combinations, and triptans.

Savings Tips for Migraine

  • FDA Safety Alert: Zecuity Migraine Patches

    June 16, 2016

    At the beginning of this month the FDA issued a drug safety alert for the migraine patch Zecuity (sumatriptan). At that time, the FDA planned to investigate whether the Zecuity patch came with an increased risk of serious burns and potential permanent scarring.

    Now, the FDA has announced that the manufacturer of Zecuity, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has decided to temporarily stop the sales, marketing, and distribution of the Zecuity patch. See More

  • New Migraine Med Onzetra Approved

    March 18, 2016

    At the start of 2016, the FDA approved brand-new migraine treatment: Onzetra Xsail. Although it shares an active ingredient with Imitrex (sumatriptan), the way you use Onzetra is unique, and offers another option for getting you migraine relief.

    There are many medications already on the market to treat migraines before and after they begin. The standard in migraine treatment is a group of medications known as “triptans. See More

  • Does Cambia Work Well for Migraines?

    January 29, 2015

    Cambia is a powder form of the anti-inflammatory diclofenac. Diclofenac has been available forever as a tablet, which you may know by the brand name Voltaren. It turns out that diclofenac, when taken in the faster acting solution known as Cambia, works very well at the onset of migraine. Very well and fast, within 15 minutes.

    How well does Cambia work? Cambia works much better than placebo and even better than diclofenac in tablet form . See More

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Popular Migraine Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Anti-epileptics 7 See Prices
Tricyclic Antidepressants 11 See Prices
Beta Blockers 13 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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