24 Feb, 2012 - 11:53am
In a recently-concluded study which will be presented at the 64th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology this April, women who have suffered and are still suffering from migraine headaches may just be at a higher risk for depression.
Migraine, a very common and specific form of headache, is excruciating for some, affecting their personal and professional lives to a great extent. About 15 percent of the adult population across the world suffers from migraine headaches.
Ergotamine belongs to a group of alkaloids that acts by binding to various receptors in the brain. It is used for the treatment of migraine.
Do not take ergotamine if you:
Aspirin belongs to a group of medicines called Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). Aspirin works by relieving pain and reducing inflammation, high temperature and fever. It is effective for mild to moderate pain like headache, toothache and sore throat.
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Aspirin is available in oral tablet form.
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Adult: 75 to 325 mg once daily
Written By:Dr. P Kishore
12 Nov, 2010 - 07:03pm
The throbbing pain experienced in migraine is due to a genetic defect claimed a recent research. Researchers from Université de Montréal in Canada and other research organizations across the world were involved with the research. It was funded by Genome Canada, Genome Quebec, Emerillon Therapeutics, the Wellcome Trust and the Pfizer pharmaceutical company. It was published in the medical journal Nature Medicine.