Using Alsuma for MigrainesMigraine headaches are different from other headaches in many ways. Some of the most common migraine symptoms include:
- Headache pain on one side of the head
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Throbbing headache pain
- Upset stomach
- Unusual vision changes.
Some people may have an aura before their migraines occur. An aura can be any unusual sign that a migraine is about to happen, including vision changes, numbness, tingling, or speech changes. The most common type of aura is visual, which can include seeing spots, tunnel vision, or other vision changes. Some people have migraine triggers, which are certain foods, drinks, or situations that seem to lead to a migraine (see Migraine Diet for more information).
Alsuma is approved for migraines with or without aura. Due to the way it works, Alsuma will not help for migraine prevention. This medicine is used to lessen the pain and other symptoms of a migraine once it starts.