Which beta blocker is best for migraines? Based on studies that have been done to date, propranolol appears to be the most effective beta-blocker for treating and preventing migraine attacks. But, like most medications, beta-blockers can have side effects and can interact with other drugs.
How much metoprolol should I take for migraines? We chose this dosage as this was ethically justifiable and 75 mg per day is the usual dose for migraine prevention. Nonetheless, metoprolol may indeed only exert its central effects leading to a reduction in attack frequency, if taken on a regular basis over several weeks.
Can a beta blocker stop a migraine? Atenolol, metoprolol, timolol and nadolol are all beta blockers and they work well in preventing migraines.
Can metoprolol cause severe headaches? Headaches usually go away after the first week of taking metoprolol. Talk to your doctor if the headaches are severe or last longer than a week. If metoprolol makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing, and sit or lie down until you feel better.