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  • Tension Headache Cause
    Factors such as depression, poor posture, and stress can all play a role in causing tension headaches. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what leads to tension headaches, including what used to be considered the primary cause.
  • Tension Headache Diagnosis
    Your doctor will ask several questions and perform a physical exam when making a tension headache diagnosis. This eMedTV article discusses the steps your doctor will take to make a diagnosis, including ruling out other medical conditions.
  • Tension Headache Symptoms
    Pain that feels like a tight band around the head is a common symptom of a tension headache. This eMedTV Web page deals with tension headache symptoms, including information on how they may be similar to those of migraines.
  • Tension Headaches
    Tension headaches are generally triggered by stressful situations. As this eMedTV page explains, they are characterized by the contraction of neck and face muscles. This page further discusses these headaches, their causes, symptoms, and treatment.
  • Topiramate
    A prescription medicine, topiramate is used for treating epilepsy and preventing migraines. This eMedTV page further describes topiramate, explains how the drug works, offers dosing information, and provides a list of possible side effects.
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
    If you have epilepsy, your healthcare provider may recommend topiramate (Topamax). This eMedTV article gives a brief overview of this drug, with information on what else it can be used for and what your healthcare provider needs to know.
  • Topiramate Dosing
    The recommended topiramate dosage for migraine prevention is 50 mg twice a day. This part of the eMedTV library also offers topiramate dosing recommendations for epilepsy treatment and provides precautions and tips for taking the medication.
  • Topiramate Side Effects
    Fatigue, nausea, and confusion are some of the side effects of topiramate that have been reported by adults. This eMedTV segment also lists side effects seen in children and describes serious side effects that require immediate medical attention.
  • Topirimate
    Topiramate is often used for epilepsy treatment and migraine prevention. This eMedTV page further describes this medication, with information on its effects, dosing information, and possible side effects. Topirimate is a common misspelling of topiramate.
  • Traction and Inflammatory Headaches
    Both traction headaches and inflammatory headaches can be signs of more serious problems. This eMedTV segment outlines the various conditions that can be identified by inflammatory and traction headaches (including strokes and brain tumors).
  • Treatment for Tension Headaches
    As this eMedTV article explains, treatment for tension headaches may involve medications, counseling, and treating any specific causes of the headaches. This Web page offers an in-depth look at how tension headaches are treated.
  • Treximet
    Treximet is a prescription drug approved for treating migraine headaches. This page on the eMedTV Web site explains how this medication works and offers a more in-depth look at its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
  • Treximet and Breastfeeding
    It is generally recommended that breastfeeding women avoid taking Treximet (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium). This eMedTV page provides more information on Treximet and breastfeeding, and explains whether the drug passes through breast milk.
  • Treximet and Dry Mouth
    Dry mouth is a potential side effect of Treximet (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium). This eMedTV article contains more information on Treximet and dry mouth, and provides a list of suggestions for minimizing dry mouth symptoms.
  • Treximet and Pregnancy
    Treximet (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium) may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV segment offers more information on Treximet and pregnancy, and explains what happened when the drug was given to pregnant animals during clinical studies.
  • Treximet Dosage
    The standard recommended Treximet dosage is one tablet, taken as soon as the migraine starts. This eMedTV resource offers more detailed Treximet dosing information and includes a list of tips and warnings for taking the medication.
  • Treximet Drug Interactions
    Lithium, aspirin, and warfarin are some of the drugs that may interact with Treximet. Drug interactions, as this eMedTV page explains, could increase your risk of developing serious side effects or reduce the effectiveness of the medications.
  • Treximet Medication Information
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Treximet is a drug used to treat migraine headaches. This article offers an overview of Treximet, with information on why the medication may not be suitable for certain people.
  • Treximet Overdose
    Chest pain, nausea, and seizures are possible symptoms of a Treximet (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium) overdose. This eMedTV article describes other potential effects of an overdose and lists various treatment options that are available.
  • Treximet Side Effects
    Common side effects of Treximet may include drowsiness, dry mouth, and heartburn. This eMedTV article also lists potentially serious Treximet side effects that require immediate medical attention, as well as rare but possible side effects.
  • Treximet Uses
    Treximet is used for treating migraine headaches in adults. This segment from the eMedTV archives discusses Treximet uses in more detail, including information on possible off-label uses and the effects of this medication.
  • Treximet Warnings and Precautions
    You should not use Treximet if you have untreated high blood pressure. This eMedTV segment offers more information on who should not take Treximet. Warnings and precautions on what side effects may occur with the drug are also listed in this article.
  • Triptan Medications
    Are you looking for information about triptans? As this eMedTV article explains, triptans are a class of medications used to treat migraine headaches. This resource gives a brief overview, explaining how they work, side effects, and more.
  • Triptans
    Triptans are a class of drugs that are prescribed to treat migraines. This eMedTV resource describes the various forms available, offers general dosage information for the medications, explains how they work, and provides links to more information.
  • Triptans and Heart Problems
    Heart problems may occur with the use of triptans. This eMedTV article further discusses triptans and heart problems, explains how likely it is to develop heart problems while taking this type of drug, and lists people who should avoid triptans.
  • Triptans and Pregnancy
    Triptans may not be safe to use during pregnancy. This eMedTV resource explains that in clinical studies of pregnant animals that were given triptans, problems occurred in unborn fetuses. This article takes a closer look at triptans and pregnancy.
  • Triptin
    Triptans are prescription medicines that are licensed to treat migraine headaches. This eMedTV article further explores triptans, describes their effects, and lists possible side effects to look out for. Triptin is a common misspelling of triptans.
  • Types of Headaches
    Healthcare providers can categorize most headaches into two types, primary and secondary headaches. This eMedTV segment explains the differences between these two types of headaches and outlines the symptoms of each one.
  • Types of Migraines
    This eMedTV article explains that while there are several different types of migraines, the most common types are migraine with aura and migraine without aura. This page covers some of the various forms of migraines and how they differ from each other.
  • Valproic Acid Delayed Release Info
    Are you looking for info on the delayed release form of valproic acid? This segment of the eMedTV library lists the conditions this drug can treat. Information on available forms and strengths, as well as possible side effects, is also included.
  • What Are Triptans Used For?
    What are triptans used for? As this part of the eMedTV Web site explains, triptans are used for treating migraine headaches. This article also explains how migraines occur and describes the effects of triptans.
  • What Is Almotriptan Used For?
    What is almotriptan used for? Almotriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV resource explains that almotriptan is not used to prevent migraines and is not approved for use in certain people.
  • What Is Butterbur Used For?
    As this eMedTV page explains, butterbur is an herbal supplement used for a variety of medicinal purposes, such as treating allergies and preventing migraines. This article describes other potential benefits of butterbur and covers its effectiveness.
  • What Is Butterbur?
    As this eMedTV Web article explains, butterbur is a type of plant that may have several medicinal properties, such as treating allergies or migraines. This page further discusses what butterbur is and how it works, as well as possible side effects.
  • What Is Delayed Release Valproic Acid Used For?
    Delayed release valproic acid is used for preventing migraines and treating epilepsy and bipolar mania. This eMedTV resource covers these delayed release valproic acid uses in more detail and explains whether this drug should be used in children.
  • What Is Divalproex Used For?
    Divalproex is used for treating epilepsy and mania, and preventing migraine headaches. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug is used for these conditions, discusses divalproex uses in children, and lists some possible off-label divalproex uses.
  • What Is Frovatriptan Used For?
    What is frovatriptan used for? Frovatriptan is used to treat migraine headaches once they start. This eMedTV page explains how frovatriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, such as throbbing headache pain, sensitivity to light, or vision changes.
  • What Is Topiramate Used For?
    What is topiramate used for? As this eMedTV resource explains, topiramate is used for the prevention of migraines and the treatment of epilepsy. Occasionally, it can also be used "off-label" for treating absence, atonic, or myoclonic seizures.
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