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Migraine

Also known as Migraine Headaches and Migraine Syndrome

Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms. The word derives from the Greek ἡμικρανία (hemikrania), "pain on one side of the head", from ἡμι- (hemi-), "half", and κρανίον (kranion), "skull".

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with migraine, 90% report having headache, 46% report having nausea, and 39% report having vomiting. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of migraine are headache, although you may still have migraine without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with migraine often receive intravenous fluid replacement, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), electroencephalogram (eeg), other diagnostic nervous system procedures and other or rx procedures on respiratory system and mediastinum .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with migraine include sumatriptan (imitrex), topiramate (topamax), prochlorperazine (compro), rizatriptan (maxalt), acetaminophen / butalbital / caffeine, nalbuphine (nubain), propranolol, eletriptan (relpax), midrin, zolmitriptan (zomig), nortriptyline, naproxen / sumatriptan and butorphanol (stadol) .

Sumatriptan (Imitrex)
$106
(21 days)
Topiramate (Topamax)
$67
(28 days)
Prochlorperazine (Compro)
$14
(14 days)
Rizatriptan (Maxalt)
$262
(21 days)
Nalbuphine (Nubain)
$107
(14 days)
Propranolol
$18
(28 days)
Eletriptan (Relpax)
$212
(21 days)
Midrin

Zolmitriptan (Zomig)
$215
(21 days)
Nortriptyline
$8
(28 days)
Butorphanol (Stadol)
$80
(21 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for migraine include age 30-44 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years and age < 1 years almost never get migraine.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
2.0x
45-59 years
1.2x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
0.5x
Female
1.4x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.7x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.7x
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