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cyproheptadine (Periactin)

cyproheptadine (Periactin)

What is cyproheptadine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Cyproheptadine (Periactin) is an oral antihistamine used for treating allergic reactions. It works by blocking the effects of histamine and is classified as a first generation antihistamine. Histamine is released by cells of the body during several types of allergic reactions and, to a […]

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Barbiturates

Barbiturates

What are barbiturates? Barbiturates are central nervous depressants. They reduce the activity of nerves causing muscle relaxation. They can reduce heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. All barbiturates affect gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter (chemical) that nerves use to communicate with one another. For what conditions are barbiturates prescribed? Barbiturates are medications used for treating […]

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New Migraine Drug Approved by FDA

New Migraine Drug Approved by FDA

A new drug to treat migraine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Migraine News Reyvow (lasmiditan) tablets were approved for short-term treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults, but not for preventive treatment of migraine. The approval of the Eli Lilly drug is based on the result of […]

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‘Nerve-Release’ Surgery Helped Ease One Man’s Tough Migraines

‘Nerve-Release’ Surgery Helped Ease One Man’s Tough Migraines

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chronic migraine headaches plagued Adam Pressley from childhood, and by his 30s they had become a near-daily occurrence. Pressley, 31, had tried everything to stop them: blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, seizure medications, and even quarterly injections of Botox. Then his doctor […]

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New Hope Against a ‘Dizzying’ Form of Migraine

New Hope Against a ‘Dizzying’ Form of Migraine

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer bouts of vertigo and dizziness may be suffering from a type of migraine for which treatments rarely work. But a new, preliminary study of 18 such patients found that stimulating the vagus nerve in the neck can help […]

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Headache Home Remedies

Headache Home Remedies

What home remedies relieve headache pain? Many people are occasionally bothered by headaches and wonder how to get rid of a headache quickly. The way to end a headache quickly depends on what brought it on in the first place.For many people causes of headaches or triggers are related to dehydration, high blood pressure, tight muscles […]

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Facing Up to a Lesser Known Form of Migraine Pain

Facing Up to a Lesser Known Form of Migraine Pain

Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s bad enough to have an aching head, but about one in 10 people who suffer from headaches also experience facial pain, researchers have found. The study included more than 2,900 people with primary headaches. These are ones not caused by another condition and they […]

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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 […]