Generic Migraine medications
Migraine is a neurological disorder, the most frequent and characteristic symptom of which are episodic (or regular) strong and painful headaches in one (rarely both) side of the head. Migraine is a chronic disorder with episodic exacerbations. Migraine is a fairly common disease. 17.6% of women and 6% of men suffer from it. Incidence of migraine falls on the most productive years of life - from 25 to 55 years. 90% of people with migraine suffer their first attack before the age of 40.
There are two main types of migraine: migraine without aura and migraine with aura.
During the aura stereotypic sensations occurs just prior to pain onset: flashing before eyes, flashing lights, distorted perception of the world, numbness, unusual sensations in the stomach, etc.
Migraine may be provoked the following factors: stress, nervous and physical stress, nutritional factors (cheese, chocolate, nuts, fish), alcohol (mostly beer, red wine, champagne), hormonal factors (menstruation, oral contraceptives), sleep ( deficiency or excess), weather factors (change of weather, climate change).
Clinically, migraine without aura is characterized by regular bouts of headache, lasting from 4 to 72 hours. The pain has usually unilateral localization (localized in one half of the head), it is of moderate or high intensity and has a pulsating character. The pain increases with physical and mental activity and is often accompanied by nausea / vomiting, increased sensitivity to light (photophobia), and/or sounds (phonophobia).
Treatment consists of a migraine drug and non-pharmacological prevention (avoidance of factors that provoke migraine and prophylactic treatment), as well as relief of acute migraine attacks. Prophylactic treatment usually does not prevent migraine attacks for 100%, but helps to mitigate symptoms and reduce the severity of seizures.
Generic Depakote is used for controlling certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy. It is also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness) and to prevent migraine headaches.
Generic Imitrex is used for the treatment of migraine headaches with or without aura (eg, flashing lights, wavy lines, dark spots).
Generic Inderal is mainly exploited to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), tremors, angina (chest pain), heart rhythm disorders, and other heart or circulatory conditions.
Generic Inderal LA is used to treat arterial hypertension, angina, unstable angina, sinus tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial tachyarrhythmia, supraventricular and ventricular extrasystoles, myocardial infarction, essential tremor, alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, pheochromocytoma, migraine headaches, diffuse toxic goiter and thyrotoxic crisis, crises against the backdrop of sympathoadrenal diencephalic syndrome.
Generic Maxalt is selective agonist of serotonin 5-HT1D-receptor. Stimulatory effect of Maxalt on these receptors has antimigraine action.
Relpax is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Relpax also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. Relpax is used to treat migraine headaches.
Generic Topamax is used for treating seizures in certain patients. It may be used alone or with other medicines. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches.
Zomig is a headache medicine that narrows blood vessels around the brain. Zomig also reduces substances in the body that can trigger headache pain, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and other migraine symptoms. Zomig is used to treat migraine headaches. Zomig will only treat a headache that has already begun. It will not prevent headaches or reduce the number of attacks. Zomig should not be used to treat a common tension headache, a headache that causes loss of movement on one side of your body, or any headache that seems to be different from your usual migraine headaches. Use this medication only if your condition has been confirmed by a doctor as migraine headaches.
Generic Cafergot is combination drug relieves migraine attacks and headache of vascular origin. Cafergot normalizes tone extended extracranial arteries.