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What are abortive medications for treating migraine headaches?

Abortive medications are those that you use when you get a migraine attack to stop the attack in its tracks. Examples of abortive medications include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and triptans. An effective abortive should take the headache away within 2 hours. Care should be taken not to overuse abortive medications.

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