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Migraine Headaches HOL-emblem1-web.GIF (3556 bytes)

OTC Remedies For Migraine
bulletAcetaminophen
bulletAspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
bulletIbuprofen
bulletKetoprofen

Naproxen sodium

Several Over the Counter Pain Killers are available that can be used as the first defense against migraines. When used responsibly, acetaminophen, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, and naproxen sodium are safe and effective. Look for single-ingredient products. If you have questions or concerns regarding the safety and effectiveness of any product, consult your doctor or pharmacist. It is important to note that some headache remedies contain ingredients that may aggravate your condition, such as caffeine.

If the migraine persists please see your doctor.

Acetaminophen
bulletExcedrin
bulletAspirin-Free
bulletPanadol,, Tylenol

Dosage: 325 mg regular strength; generally, 500 mg extra strength

Note: Do not drink alcohol and use products containing acetaminophen. The combination can cause liver damage.

Do not take with other analgesics.

Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid)
bulletAscriptin
bulletBayer
bulletBufferin
bulletEcotrin
bulletEmpirin
bulletExcedrin Extra Strength

Dosage: 325 mg regular strength; generally, 500 mg extra strength

Note: If pregnant, consult your doctor before taking products containing aspirin. Do not take products containing aspirin during the last three months of pregnancy. Children and teens should not use products containing aspirin for colds, flus, or chickenpox. Do not take products containing aspirin if you have asthma, stomach problems, gastric ulcers, bleeding problems, or if you are allergic to aspirin.

Ibuprofen
bulletAdvil
bulletArthritis Foundation ibuprofen
bulletMotrin 19
bulletNuprin

Dosage: 200 mg

Note: If pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this remedy. Do not take products containing this ingredient during the last three months of pregnancy. Do not take this ingredient if you are allergic to aspirin.

Do not take this ingredient with any other analgesics. Consult your doctor before taking this remedy with prescription drugs.

Ketoprofen
bulletOrudis KT

Dosage: 12.5 mg

Note: If pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this remedy. Do not take products containing this ingredient during the last three months of pregnancy. Do not take this ingredient if you are allergic to aspirin.

Do not take this ingredient with any other analgesics. Consult your doctor before taking this remedy with prescription drugs.

Naproxen sodium
bulletAleve

Dosage: 220 mg

Note: If pregnant, consult your doctor before taking this remedy. Do not take products containing this ingredient during the last three months of pregnancy. Do not take this ingredient with any other analgesics. Consult your doctor before taking this remedy with prescription drugs.

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