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What non-oral migraine medications are available?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Migraine drugs that use alternative routes of administration include:
  • Needle-free injections -- Sumavel DosePro (sumatriptan)
  • Inhaled drug -- Levadex (dihydroergotamine), Staccato prochlorperazine (aerosol prochlorperazine)
  • Intranasal -- Intranasal carbon dioxide, Intranasal ketorolac, Intranasal sumatriptan powder
  • Transdermal -- Zelrix (sumatriptan iontophoresis patch) Diclofenac elastic liposome Rizatriptan elastic liposome
  • Transmucosal -- Sumatriptan lingual spray
The Woman's Migraine Toolkit: Managing Your Headaches from Puberty to Menopause (A DiaMedica Guide to Optimum Wellness)

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