Both ibuprofen and acetaminophen are safe and effective for treating migraine headaches in children and adolescents, according to the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society, whose new practice guideline is published in the December 28 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Headache Society.
Among adolescents, sumatriptan nasal spray was also found to be a safe and effective method for migraine treatment, according to the complete review of related studies published during the last 20 years. However, none of the oral triptan medications were found to be effective in treating migraine in children and adolescents.
Migraine headaches are common in children, with the average age of onset at 7 for boys and 11 for girls. The frequency of migraine increases through adolescence. An estimated 8 percent to 23 percent of children aged 11 to 15 experience migraine, according to lead author Donald W. Lewis, MD, with the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Norfolk, Va.
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