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Migraine Headache and Analgesics

Read more about Analgesics.

Overview

Simple Analgesics are over the counter medications for general pain relief.

These medications include acetaminophen and aspirin, and Excedrin® Migraine.

Effect of Analgesics on Migraine Headache

Analgesics relieve pain by acting on peripheral pain receptors and may also have anti-inflammatory effects. Though readily available, they are generally not strong enough to relieve migraine pain and overuse may cause rebound headaches. Common complications of these medications include stomach pain, bleeding, and higher risk for liver and kidney damage. These side effects may be more pronounced when mixed with anti-epileptic drugs and anti-depressants, so be sure to consult your health care provider before trying something new.

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