Migraine and headache Pocket Guide


Headache is a painful and disabling condition characteristic of primary headache disorders. It also occurs secondarily to a considerable number of other conditions. A wide range of headache types have been identified and described in medical literature. Primary headache disorders are described as conditions wherein the headache is the disease itself. Tension-type headache (TTH), migraine, cluster headache and the chronic daily headache syndromes are among the most prevalent primary headaches that cause significant levels of ailment worldwide. The prevalence studies estimate that half to three quarters of adults aged 18 – 65 years in the world have suffered from a headache in the last year. Interestingly, Headache disorders are among the most prevalent disorders, however they are not well recognized as public health hazard primarily due to the reason that mortality is not significantly associated with them. Widespread efforts are needed to study the public health impact of these pandemic headache disorders.

Drug Class & Related Drugs
Amerge naratriptan class: antimigraine agents
Axert almotriptan class: antimigraine agents
Botox onabotulinumtoxinA class: skeletal muscle relaxants
Butalbital Compound aspirin/butalbital/caffeine class: analgesic combinations
Cafergot caffeine/ergotamine class: antimigraine agents
Cambia diclofenac class: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents
Excedrin acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine class: analgesic combinations
Excedrin Migraine acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine class: analgesic combinations
Fiorinal aspirin/butalbital/caffeine class: analgesic combinations
Frova frovatriptan class: antimigraine agents
Imitrex sumatriptan class: antimigraine agents
Maxalt rizatriptan class: antimigraine agents
Methergine methylergonovine class: uterotonic agents
Norflex orphenadrine class: skeletal muscle relaxants
Periactin cyproheptadine class: antihistamines
Reglan metoclopramide class: GI stimulants, miscellaneous antiemetics
Relpax eletriptan class: antimigraine agents
Treximet naproxen/sumatriptan class: antimigraine agents
Vioxx rofecoxib class: cox-2 inhibitors
Zomig zolmitriptan class: antimigraine agents