Pharmacy Clinical Pearl of the Day: Migraine Types

Migraine headaches can be caused by triggers such as hormonal changes, drinks, stress, sensory stimuli, sleep changes, physical factors, weather changes, medications, foods, and food additives.

Clinical Pearl of the Day: Migraine Types

A migraine is a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head.

Explanation:

  • Migraine can be caused by triggers such as hormonal changes, drinks (coffee), stress, sensory stimuli, sleep changes, physical factors, weather changes, medications, foods, and food additives.
  • Risk factors for migraine include age, sex, family history, and hormonal changes.
  • Treatments include pain relievers, triptans, Reyvow, Ubrelvy, CGRP antagonists, opioids, and anti-nausea medications.
  • Migraine types may include migraine with aura, migraine without aura, migraine without head pain, hemiplegic migraine, retinal migraine, chronic migraine, ice pick headaches, cluster headaches, and cervicogenic headaches.

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