Steer Patients Getting Excedrin for Migraines to the Pharmacist

You'll see more focus on what meds work best for acute migraine.

NSAIDs (ibuprofen, etc) are often used first for mild to moderate migraine. They work better than acetaminophen...can work as well as triptans (sumatriptan, etc) in some patients...and several are available OTC.

Steer patients getting Excedrin or other caffeine-containing meds for migraines to the pharmacist. Caffeine can lead to rebound headaches.

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