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Amitriptyline, Nortryptyline, and doxepin can be taken prophylactically at bedtime for ________ HA
Gabapentin class
Butorphanol class
Ibuprofen class
Dx: HA of ICP usually with focalizing signs
Methysergide class
Anti-convulsant use
Tx of primary cough HA
Prochlorperazine class
Metoclopramide class
Dx: unilateral throbbing HA, >50, fever, scalp sensitivity, jaw pain, vision difficulty
Tx of cluster HA - prolonged prevention
Rizatriptan class
Serotonin receptor subtype 5-HT 1B/1D
SE: Similar to metoclopramide + rare agranulocytosis
Tx of cluster HA - acute attack
Nortriptyline class
Butorphanol use
Ergonovine class
Tension HA tx
'Triptan' SE
Indication for Ergot Alkaloids
Topiramate class
Tx of temporal arteritis
Acetaminophen use
Contraindications for 'Triptans'
Zolmitriptan class
Tx of primary sex HA
Ergotamine class
Tx of cluster HA - chronic short term prevention
Tx of hypnic HA
Drug MOA: osmotic diuresis out of parenchyma into vascular space
Naratriptan class
Propanolol use
Dopamine antagonist use
Amitriptyline class
Naproxen class
Sumatriptan class
TCA use
Tx of primary stabbing HA
Tx of hemicrania continua
Prevention of primary exertional HA
Tolfenamic acid class
Bromocriptine class
Drowsiness, fatigue, pseudoparkinsonism, diarrhea, hyperprolactinemia (gynecomastia, galactorrhea, impotence)
Chlorpromazine class
Almotriptan class
Valproate class
Elevate ICP value
SE: Before tx with renal impairment: hyponatremia, HA, n/v, After tx: dehydration, hypernatremia, hyperkalemia
Tx of primary exertional HA
Dx: thunderclap, worst HA ever, CN III palsy, s/s of ICP, and meningismus
Dihydroergotamine class
Indication for Serotonin Agonist

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