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Migraine Headache Essay

  • Submitted by: lpoirrier
  • on September 4, 2013
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 444 words

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Migraine Headache - Treximet

Description:   A modest to severe headache that can occur on one side of the head with an unsettled stomach, sickness, or sensitivity to light.
Signs and Symptoms:   Constipation, low energy, depression, sensitivity to light, diarrhea, sensitivity to sound, stiff neck, fatigue, irritability.
Etiology:   A migraine can be caused by environmental influences, genetics, brain chemical imbalance, hormonal imbalance, foods and many other stimuli.
Incidence:   Migraine headaches occur more often in women than in men, migraines may be hereditary.
Diagnosis:   Most doctors will identify based on medical &/or family history.   Doctors will run a ct scan, mri or preform a spinal tap to rule out other causes.
Treatment: Pain relievers obtained over the counter, prescribed pain medication and anti-nausea medicines. Lifestyle changes.
Prognosis:   People react differently.
Preventative Measures:   Lifestyle changes, reduce stress, exercise.

Schedule & Pregnancy Category:   This is not a scheduled drug but is a Pregnancy Category C drug.
Available as:   Naproxen/Sumatriptan (Treximet)
Indications:   This drug is used to treat/ relieve migraine symptoms.
Mechanics of Action:   Treximet contains sumatriptan that gives the relief of the migraine headache. It also contains naproxen that prevents inflammatory.
Pharmacokinetics:   Oral is slow onset, peak 2 to 4 hours, and duration 12 to 19 hours.
Side Effect:   Runny/stuffy nose, winded or trouble breathing, edema of face, lips, tongue or throat.
Adverse Reactions:   Abnormal feelings in chest, neck or jaw, arm or shoulder; lack of feeling in limbs, confusion, problems with vision, speech, or balance; abnormal stools or urine, vomiting; nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, swelling or rapid weight gain, changes in color of skin to include different types of sores, flu symptoms.
Contraindications:   Cardiac, Cerebrovascular, or Peripheral Vascular Disease,...

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