New Medications Available for Migraineurs with Heart Disease

Finally, there are drugs to abort and prevent migraines that are safe for patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) to use.


Until 2018, people with CVD who also suffered from migraines had no medical options for stopping a migraine in progress. Neither nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) nor serotonin 5HT-1B/1D receptor agonists (“triptans”)—the first-line drugs for treating migraine—were considered safe for them to use.

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