MTW NHS Trust West Kent CCG

Drug Status Key

  • Preferred
  • Second Line
  • Third Line
  • Specialist Initiation
  • Hospital Only
  • Not Approved for Formulary

Migraine

Drug Safety Update

 December 2014: Treating paracetamol overdose with intravenous acetylcysteine: new guidance

 January 2017: Intravenous N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for paracetamol overdose: reminder of authorised dose regimen; possible need for continued treatment with NAC. 

NICE guidance

 CG150 Headaches in over 12s: diagnosis and management, updated November 2015

 TA260 Botulinium toxin type A for the prevention of headaches in adults with chronic migraine, June 2012

Treatment of a migraine attack should be guided by response to previous treatment and the severity of the attacks. A simple analgesic such as aspirin, paracetamol (preferably in a soluble or dispersible form) or ibuprofen is often effective; concomitant antiemetic treatment may be required. If treatment with an analgesic is inadequate, an attack may be treated with a specific antimigraine compound such as a 5HT1-receptor agonist (‘triptan’).

Other drugs used in the treatment of migraine particularly prophylaxis against an attack include propranolol, topiramate, gabapentin and botulinum toxin .

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100 tablet £2.13
100 tablet (10 x 10 tablets) £2.05
1000 tablet
16 tablet (2 x 8 tablets) £0.37
30 tablet (3 x 10 tablets) £0.70
32 tablet £0.46
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100 capsule (10 x 10 capsules) £5.06
16 capsule £0.48
32 capsule £1.62
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24 tablet (4 x 6 tablets) £10.64
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1000 ml £12.38
200 ml £2.84
500 ml £7.10
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32 tablet (4 x 8 tablets) £1.23
100 tablet
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10 suppository £21.57
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48 tablet (4 x 12 tablets)
84 tablet £4.94
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48 tablet (4 x 12 tablets)
84 tablet (7 x 12 tablets) £7.91
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150 ml £2.70
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12 tablet
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