Special considerations for women and girls with migraine

Special considerations for women and girls with migraine

Menstrual-related migraine

If the painkillers you take for your migraine aren't working well, your healthcare professional may offer you either frovatriptan or zolmitriptan to help prevent migraine. You take this on the days of your cycle when you would normally expect to get a migraine.

Contraception

If you have migraine with aura you should not usually be offered the combined pill for contraception.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant your healthcare professional should offer you paracetamol to help relieve migraine. They may offer you a triptan or an NSAID after discussing the risks and benefits of taking these drugs during pregnancy with you.

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