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1

What are the most commonly used two classes of drugs for migraine prophylaxis? How long does it need to start working?

Beta blockers and AEDs
Needs 4-6 weeks to start working

2

What are the main two options for AEDs? (one for 12 years or older, one for adults)

Topiramate
Valproate

3

What is the third line drug used for migraine prophylaxis (it's an antidepressant)

Amitriptyline

4

What can be used to help menstrual migraines?

OCPs

5

What should you consider adding on when oral preventative meds are not enough or are not tolerated?

CGRP antagonist

6

What type of pericranial IM injections can be given for prevention of migraines in adults with chronic migraines?

Onabotulinumtoxin A