Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 178–184

Prophylactic migraine therapy: Emerging treatment options

  • Marcelo E. Bigal
  • Abouch V. Krymchantowski
  • Alan M. Rapoport

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-004-0049-1

Cite this article as:
Bigal, M.E., Krymchantowski, A.V. & Rapoport, A.M. Current Science Inc (2004) 8: 178. doi:10.1007/s11916-004-0049-1


In this paper, new treatment options for migraine prevention are reviewed. An overview about migraine pathophysiology is provided and current indications for migraine prevention and new and upcoming preventive medications are discussed briefly. Data are presented on topiramate, levetiracetam, zonisamide, botulinim toxin, tizanidine, nefazodone, lisinopril, candesartan, carabersat, petasites, and coenzyme Q.

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© Current Science Inc. 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcelo E. Bigal
    • 1
  • Abouch V. Krymchantowski
  • Alan M. Rapoport
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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