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How does a migraine attack affect drug absorption?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Although most people prefer to take medications by mouth, drug absorption is often limited by poor absorption from the stomach and gastroparesis (slow gastric emptying). During a migraine attack, it takes over 10 percent longer for the stomach contents to empty. This means that your body will have a lesser amount of drug available, and it will take longer for that drug to reach target organs during a migraine attack.
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)

Migraines are a common, controllable type of headache that affects one in every six women, more than 20 million in the United States alone. The Woman’s Migraine Toolkit helps readers take charge of...

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