A Guide to Preventative and Acute Pediatric Migraine Medications

Columbus, OH — May 2018

The management of pediatric migraines is often guided by medication side-effect profile, clinical judgement and family preferences for therapy. A recent publication in Pediatric Annals, from the Division of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, reviews potential strategies for that management.

The charts available for download below are adapted from the publication, and review medications that can be used in acute treatment or preventative therapy for pediatric migraine.

Download the charts (PDF).

NCH Migraine Chart

Reference:

Khrizman M, Pakalnis A.  Management of Pediatric Migraine: Current Therapies. Pediatric Annals.  2018 Feb 1;47(2): e55-e60.