Aspirin Treatment of Migraine Attacks: Clinical Observations

Ross-Lee L., Eadie M.J. and Tyrer J.H. (1982) Aspirin Treatment of Migraine Attacks: Clinical Observations. Cephalalgia, 2 2: 71-76. doi:10.1046/j.1468-2982.1982.0202071.x


Author Ross-Lee L.
Eadie M.J.
Tyrer J.H.
Title Aspirin Treatment of Migraine Attacks: Clinical Observations
Journal name Cephalalgia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1468-2982
Publication date 1982
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1046/j.1468-2982.1982.0202071.x
Volume 2
Issue 2
Start page 71
End page 76
Total pages 6
Subject 2728 Clinical Neurology
Abstract A retrospective study of the efficacy of soluble aspirin in migraine has been carried out. Data were available for 6l patients. These patients differed in only relatively minor ways from the remainder of the population of migraine sufferers referred to a neurological consultative practice. Soluble aspirin usually or always relieved migraine attacks in 44% of these patients, and sometimes relieved the disorder in another 25%. Adverse effects, mainly nausea and vomiting, were reported by 16% of patients only, and in some cases nausea and vomiting may have been due to migraine rather than to the drug. Response to aspirin was unrelated to factors such as the patient's age, sex and duration of migraine history, and to the severity of migraine or occurrence of nausea and vomiting during attacks. However, the presence of a migraine aura appeared to improve the chances of a response to aspirin. The aura may have permitted earlier recognition that migraine was present, and thus allowed earlier aspirin intake at a stage when it had a better chance of influencing migraine mechanisms.
Keyword Aspirin
aura
migraine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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