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Occasionally, speech may be impaired, or the attack may be disabling. The underlying cause of migraine is uncertain, but an attack may be triggered by a blow to the head, physical exertion, certain foods and drugs, or emotional factors such as excitement, tension, or shock. A family history of migraine also increases the chance of an individual suffering from it. Why they are Used Drugs are used either to relieve symptoms or to prevent attacks. Different drugs are used in each approach, but none cures the underlying disorder.
It is thought that an increase in the activity of the depressant chemicals may be responsible for a condition called narcolepsy, which is a tendency to fall asleep during the day for no obvious reason. In this case, the nervous system stimulants are administered to increase wakefulness. These drugs include the amphetamines (usually dexamfetamine), the related drug methylphenidate, and modafinil. Amphetamines are used less often these days because of the risk of dependence. A common home remedy for increasing alertness is caffeine, a mild stimulant that is present in coffee, tea, and cola.
Local anaesthetic creams are often used to numb the skin before injections in children and those people with a fear of needles. Common Drugs Opioids Buprenorpine, Co-codamol, Codeine, Co-dydramol, Diamorphine (heroin), Dihydrocodeine, Dipipanone, Fentanyl, Meptazinol, Methadone, Morphine, Oxycodone, Pethidine, Tramadol NSAIDs Aspirin, Diclofenac, Etodolac, Fenbufen, Fenoprofen, Ibuprofen, Indometacin, Ketoprofen, Mefenamic acid, Meloxicam, Naproxen, Piroxicam Other non-opioids Nefopam, Paracetamol Local anaesthetics Bupivacaine, Lidocaine Sleeping drugs Difficulty in getting to sleep or staying asleep (insomnia) has many causes.