NEET PG / USMLE – MCQ 27

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A 20-year-old woman comes to the physician because of a 5-year history of increasingly severe, unilateral, throbbing headaches. The headaches, which are associated with nausea and occasional vomiting, are exacerbated by loud noises and last approximately 4 hours. Physical and neurologic examinations show no abnormalities. Treatment with which of the following at the onset of a headache is most likely to provide pain relief in this patient?
A. Amitriptyline
B. Divalproex
C. Oxygen
D. Phenytoin
E. Sumatriptan

Correct answer : E. Sumatriptan

The history is characteristic of migraine headache. The treatment of choice is sumatriptan.

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