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Featured Tests and Procedures
As this eMedTV article explains, a temporal artery biopsy is a procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from the artery and examined for signs of inflammation. This article explains the procedure in detail.
Featured Conditions and Diseases
Cluster headaches are marked by intense pain that begins around one eye or temple. As this eMedTV page explains, the pain can then spread to the entire side of the face. This page covers the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment of these headaches.
Migraines are the second most common headache syndrome in the United States after tension headaches. This eMedTV article takes a detailed look at migraine headache triggers, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.
A dull or throbbing pain and blurry vision are among the possible symptoms of a spinal headache. This eMedTV article lists other symptoms and also discusses what may cause this type of headache and how it can be treated.
Temporal arteritis is characterized by swelling in the arteries of the head, neck, and arms. This eMedTV article discusses this condition in detail and explains how it may be related to aging and the importance of quick treatment.
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.
Featured Medications
Almotriptan is a prescription drug approved to treat migraine headaches. This section of the eMedTV library describes how almotriptan works to relieve migraine symptoms, lists potential side effects, and offers some general dosing guidelines.
Alsuma is a prescription drug licensed to relieve symptoms of migraines or cluster headaches. This eMedTV Web page features an overview of this medicine, including how it works to constrict blood vessels in the head, how it is given, and side effects.
Amerge is commonly prescribed to treat (but not prevent) migraine headaches. This eMedTV page explains how the medication works to narrow the blood vessels in the head, lists possible side effects, and provides tips on how to take the medicine.
Axert is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a migraine headache as it occurs. This eMedTV article explains how Axert works to narrow blood vessels in the head, and also lists possible side effects of the drug and tips on how to take it.
Butterbur is a plant that may have several medicinal benefits, such as treating allergies or migraines. This eMedTV article explores the possible benefits of this herbal supplement, discusses its effectiveness, and lists potential side effects.
Cambia is a prescription NSAID used to treat migraine headaches that have already started. This eMedTV page discusses how the drug works and how it should be taken, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Delayed release valproic acid is used to prevent migraines and treat bipolar mania and epilepsy. This eMedTV article discusses these uses in more detail, describes how this medication works, and explains what side effects may occur with the drug.
Divalproex is often recommended for preventing migraines or treating epilepsy or mania. This eMedTV article describes this medication in more detail, including how it works, potential side effects, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.
Feverfew is an herbal supplement that is most commonly used for preventing migraines. This eMedTV resource explores how feverfew may work, explains what you should know before taking the supplement, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Frova is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a migraine headache once it starts. This eMedTV article explains how Frova works to relieve migraine symptoms, outlines potential side effects, and offers tips on when and how to take the drug.
Frovatriptan is a drug used to treat a migraine headache once it has started. This eMedTV page highlights how this product works to relieve migraine symptoms, lists potential side effects, and describes some general dosing guidelines.
Imitrex is a prescription medicine used to treat migraine headaches that have already started. This eMedTV page discusses how Imitrex works and when and how to take it, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and available strengths.
Inderal LA is a drug used to treat several conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including information on dosing guidelines, strengths, overdose symptoms, and more.
Lavender is a flowering plant used for aromatherapy, as an herbal remedy, and for various other uses. This eMedTV article explores the purported benefits of lavender, discusses the product's effectiveness, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Maxalt is a prescription drug often used to treat a migraine headache as it occurs. This page from the eMedTV Web site explains in detail how this drug works, its potential side effects, tips on when and how to take it, and more.
Relpax is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a migraine headache as it occurs. This eMedTV article explains how Relpax works to relieve migraine symptoms, outlines some of its potential side effects, and offers tips on taking the drug.
Sumavel is commonly prescribed to treat migraine headaches and cluster headaches. This eMedTV page describes how this medication works and when and how to take it, as well as its potential side effects, dosing guidelines, and general safety precautions.
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.
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.
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.
Zecuity is a medicated skin patch prescribed for relieving symptoms of a migraine. This eMedTV Web selection offers an overview of this medicine, including details on what it is used for, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
Zomig is a prescription medicine approved to treat migraine headaches as they occur. This eMedTV article describes how Zomig works to relieve migraine symptoms, lists its potential side effects, and gives tips on when and how to take the medicine.
Featured Symptoms
A headache can involve pain or aching that occurs in the head, face, mouth, or neck. This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at headaches, describing their causes, the various types, how they are diagnosed, and treatment options.
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