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zolmitriptan (Zomig, Zomig-ZMT)

zolmitriptan (Zomig, Zomig-ZMT)

What is zolmitriptan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Zolmitriptan is a drug for treating migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are believed to result from dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. Zolmitriptan causes constriction of the blood vessels and thereby relieves the pain of a migraine headache. While zolmitriptan is very effective […]

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How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Migraine Sufferers?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much for Migraine Sufferers?

Latest Migraine News THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have migraines, one or two cups of coffee a day may be okay, but three or more could raise your risk of an attack, a new study concludes. “Interestingly, despite some patients with episodic migraine thinking they need to avoid caffeine, we found […]

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eletriptan, Relpax

eletriptan, Relpax

What is eletriptan, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Eletriptan is an oral drug that is used for treating migraine headaches. It is in the “triptan” class of drugs that also includes sumatriptan (Imitrex), zolmitriptan (Zomig), naratriptan (Amerge), rizatriptan (Maxalt), almotriptan (Axert), and frovatriptan (Frova). Migraine headaches are believed to be the result […]

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New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don’t

New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don’t

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications, a new trial suggests. The drug, called rimegepant, hasn’t yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But it belongs to […]

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sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro

sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro

What is sumatriptan? What are the uses for sumatriptan? Sumatriptan is a drug that is used for treating migraine headaches. It belongs to a class of drugs called selective serotonin receptor agonists. Other members of this class include naratriptan (Amerge), zolmitriptan (Zomig), rizatriptan (Maxalt), frovatriptan (Frova), eletriptan (Relpax), and almotriptan (Axert). Migraine headaches are believed […]

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Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

Money Worries Around Food May Spur Migraines

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a link that few might consider, but new research suggests young adults who worry about affording groceries may be more likely to suffer migraines. The study, of nearly 15,000 Americans aged 24 to 32, found that migraines were common among […]

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Emgality Receives First FDA Approval for Treating Cluster Headache

Emgality Receives First FDA Approval for Treating Cluster Headache

Latest Migraine News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted Emgality (galcanezumab-gnlm) solution the first approval for treating episodic cluster headache, the agency announced yesterday. Previously approved for preventive treatment of migraine in adults, Emgality is administered through patient self-injection. The recommended dosage of Emgality for treatment of […]

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FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

FDA Approves First Drug to Help Tame Cluster Headaches

Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to Emgality, an injected medication that’s the first to cut the frequency of cluster headaches. Episodic cluster headaches are “an extremely painful and often debilitating condition,” the FDA’s Dr. Eric Bastings noted in an […]