What is the ER migraine cocktail? A migraine cocktail administered in the ER may contain medications like nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), magnesium, triptans, and IV fluids. It may contain other medications as well, as there is a range of possible medications that can be administered in the ER for severe migraine.
What is a strong medication for migraines? Triptans. Prescription drugs such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Tosymra) and rizatriptan (Maxalt, Maxalt-MLT) are used to treat migraine because they block pain pathways in the brain. Taken as pills, shots or nasal sprays, they can relieve many symptoms of migraine.
Do antipsychotics help migraines? Antipsychotics have been used off-label in migraine patients who do not tolerate triptans or have status migrainosus—intense, debilitating migraine lasting >72 hours. Primarily a result of D2 receptor blockade, the serotonergic effects of some second-generation antipsychotics (SGAs) may prevent migraine recurrence.
Does Haldol cause headaches? Dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, difficulty urinating, sleep disturbances, headache, and anxiety may occur. If these effects last or get worse, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Dizziness and lightheadedness can increase the risk of falling.