Study Evaluates OTC Migraine Drug Effectiveness
the MPR take:
When comparing over-the-counter treatment options for migraine, which is most effective? A study published in the journal Cephalalgia compared the use of acetaminophen 500mg, acetylsalicylic acid 500mg, and caffeine 130mg (ACC) with ibuprofen 400mg and placebo. For patients with severe migraine pain, both ACC and ibuprofen were more effective than placebo; however, ACC was shown to provide faster (by 16 minutes) and more effective pain relief than ibuprofen.
Results of a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, parallel-group, placebo-controlled, single-dose study comparing the fixed combination of acetaminophen, acetylsalicylic acid, and caffeine with ibuprofen for acute treatment of patients with severe migraine Cephalalgia, 05/01/2014 Clinical ...
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