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What anti-migraine rescue medicines are available for children?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Rescue medications should be available for those infrequent occasions when other therapies haven't helped. Common anti-migraine rescue agents that can be used in children and adolescents include the antihistamines diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and hydroxyzine (Vistaril, Atarax). Opioid or narcotic analgesics are rarely helpful for migraine and should generally be avoided in children and adolescents.
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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