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What are ways to prevent menstrual migraine?

Women who experience severe menstrual migraine attacks may be candidates for preventive therapy, which aims to decrease the frequency and severity of the attacks.

  • Preventive, or prophylactic, drugs include NSAIDs, ergotamines, triptans, methysergide, and methylergonovine. Magnesium supplements also have preventive value.
  • Naproxen sodium has been shown to be particularly effective for treatment-resistant menstrual migraines.

If these treatment approaches prove to be ineffective, a physician may prescribe hormone therapy.

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