Migraine Medications: Acute or Preventive

Do you know the difference between acute versus preventive migraine medications?

Taken either at the onset or after migraine pain has began
You can obtain either over the counter or by prescription
Taken only as needed

Taken daily to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks
Can prevent headache days before they even start
Available by prescription

Taking too many acute medications can result in a condition called “medication overuse headaches.” This means MORE HEADACHES!

It is important to talk to your doctor about medication options that will provide the best relief and quality of life for your migraine headaches. Please call and speak to one of our care providers regarding your medication options.