Neurology Quiz #52: Pharmacotherapy for Headaches

1. A 28-year-old woman with a history of recurrent, unilateral, pulsating headaches associated with nausea and photophobia is prescribed a medication to help prevent her migraines. This medication is known to cause weight loss. Which of the following is the most likely medication prescribed? 

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2. A 35-year-old man presents to the clinic complaining of episodic headaches that occur about twice a month and are severely debilitating. He describes the pain as throbbing, localized to one side of the head, and notes that it is often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. He is interested in a medication he can take at the onset of his headaches to alleviate symptoms. Which of the following is the most appropriate medication to prescribe? 

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3. A 42-year-old woman with a history of chronic tension-type headaches is prescribed a medication for prophylaxis. This medication is also commonly used as an antidepressant. Which of the following medications has likely been prescribed? 

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4. For a patient with migraines who has contraindications to the use of triptans, which of the following medications is an appropriate alternative for the acute treatment of migraine attacks? 

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5. A patient with frequent migraines is seeking a preventive medication that does not cause weight gain, as she has recently lost a significant amount of weight and wishes to maintain it. Which of the following medications would be most suitable for her? 

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