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Can I use an NSAID with a triptan for my migraines?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Adding a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as naproxen, to a triptan can help increase headache reduction and prolong the pain-relieving effect. A combination of naproxen plus sumatriptan is now available combined into one tablet (Treximet). By combining two different ways to treat a migraine episode, this combination is more effective than either of its two component parts alone.
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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