Nasal Sprays for the Treatment of Migraine

Nasal sprays are a very common potential treatment option for migraine. You might have heard of it, but do know exactly what they are and how they work.

In this article, your questions about migraine [1] nasal spray will be answered. We will also discuss with you the different types of nasal sprays there are. Continue reading to learn more.

What are the different treatment options for migraine?

Medications for migraine are classified into two, include:

  • Abortive mediation
  • Preventative medications.

Abortive medications work to ease the symptoms of an acute migraine attack. They are taken when you feel the symptoms of a migraine attack coming on.

It is the more recommended medication. A 2021 research review estimates that more than 90 percent of people take oral abortive medications for migraine attacks. However, some of these medications are also available in form of nasal spray, they include:

  • the triptans sumatriptan and zolmitriptan
  • the ergotamine dihydroergotamine
  • the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) ketorolac