Expert Answer: Narcotic analgesics for migraine

Question: Do you recommend narcotic pain meds for someone who cannot take meds like Imitrex or Maxalt

There are various reasons why individuals cannot take triptans. Narcotics are sometimes used in this setting. However, narcotics are generally only modestly effective in the treatment of migraine, so they are not often used. Best to consult your doctor to find out if there are other classes of medications you can take other than narcotics which might be more effective.

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