Management of migraine

A: Start drug therapy with an over-the-counter analgesic.1-3 Add an antiemetic for nausea and/or vomiting and for people who do not respond to adequate doses of an analgesic.1-3 If these are consistently ineffective or if migraine is severe, use a triptan or an ergot alkaloid.4

Compared with other types of headache (e.g. episodic tension-type), migraine is less common, but it can be severely disabling.5,6 Although people may want to continue with their normal activities,7 some guidelines