What is best painkiller for migraine? Which OTC drugs are commonly recommended to treat migraine headaches? NSAIDS — or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — are the first line of treatment when it comes to migraines. These include ibuprofen, which is known by the brand names of Motrin and Advil; and naproxen, which is known as Aleve.
How much ibuprofen can you take for a migraine? A single oral dose of ibuprofen 200 mg or 400 mg is effective in relieving pain in migraine headaches. Pain will be reduced from moderate or severe to no pain by two hours in just over 1 in 4 people (26%) taking ibuprofen 400 mg, compared with about 1 in 10 (12%) taking placebo.
Do migraines respond to ibuprofen? Ibuprofen is effective for migraine headache treatment (Rabbie 2013), and the success rate with ibuprofen 400 mg in obtaining a headache response (no worse than mild pain at two hours) in treating acute migraine is similar to that found for some triptans (Moore 2013a).
Is ibuprofen good for migraine headache? Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) is among the medications most often used for migraine pain. According to the American Migraine Foundation, NSAIDs are often nearly as effective as prescription medications for pain relief.