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About Migraine Prevention Therapy

What does "migraine prevention therapy" mean, and why is it important?

Why Prevention Matters

For some people with migraine, taking acute treatments at the onset of an attack isn't enough. And if migraine is left improperly treated, you may find that your symptoms get worse.

If you want more days when you can call the shots, it's important to talk with your doctor.

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Migraine doctor consultation

What Is Migraine Prevention Therapy?

Unlike acute therapy, which is medication taken after an attack has started, migraine prevention therapy is prescribed to try to stop attacks before they begin.

Is It Possibly For You?

Ask yourself, do you have:

2+

days per month when migraine
kept you in bed

4+

days per month when migraine impacted your ability to do your daily tasks

If either of these statements applies to you, you may benefit from learning more about migraine prevention therapy.

Currently Available Migraine Prevention Therapies

There are several types of medicines that have been shown to help prevent migraine. They include:

  • Anti-epilepsy medicines
  • Beta-blockers
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Tricyclic antidepressant pills
  • Certain neurotoxins
About Migraine Prevention Therapy

Working With Your Healthcare Professional

Your doctor can help you find ways to make living with migraine more manageable.

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