Migraine Medical Terms Glossary

Rescue Medication

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Rescue medications are those taken when our first-line Migraine medications, usually abortive medications, fail, or if we can’t take abortive medications for some reason. Most rescue medications are pain medications. Other types of medications are also used to help get through a Migraine by reducing nausea and helping Migraineurs relax. They don’t have the ability to abort a Migraine, but will hopefully mask the pain for a few hours while the Migraine runs its course.

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