Acute Migraine Interventions and Evidence

Jennifer Wu, Pranamya Suri, Danielle Perret Karimi, Bi Ying Yeh

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The treatment of acute migraine is nuanced, as specific therapy is largely dependent on individual factors such as patient preference, headache characteristics, associated symptoms, convenience, and cost. This chapter discusses the pharmacologic options and their associated evidence in the management of acute migraines. The risks, benefits, contraindications, and limitations of the various treatments are also discussed. The chapter concludes with a review of published practice guidelines for acute migraine treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMigraine
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Innovations and Treatment Options
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030752392
ISBN (Print)9783030752385
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute migraine
  • Ergot alkaloids for migraine
  • Migraine
  • Migraine and NSAIDs
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and migraine
  • NSAIDs and migraine
  • Selective serotonins for migraine
  • Triptan therapy for migraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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