Migraine Medication

For sufferers of migraine headache the archives of neurology reports a study of the use of certain over-the-counter medications to reduce the pain.

More than 1200 migraine patients were studied.

The medication used was simply a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine. These are readily available over-the-counter.

The findings show that within two hours pain was reduced to mild or none in 59% of the patients.

Within six hours, half of the group was pain free.

Sounds like a good treatment for a great many people.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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