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What migraine medication can I take if I have gastroparesis?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Because gastroparesis (slow gastric emptying) limits the effectiveness of many migraine pills, drug manufacturers are developing and testing alternative migraine therapies. Drugs given using alternative routes of administration are called different formulations. The advantages of taking a medication using a different formulation can be:
  • A more consistent response
  • Quicker onset of effectiveness
  • More effective
  • Less likelihood of the same migraine returning
  • Fewer side effects
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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