Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefWhat triggers a migraine for one person may be different for another. Sometimes it can be a certain chemical that is added to food or beverages. One common trigger for many migraine sufferers is caffeine. This can obviously be found in coffee, but it is also sometimes found in chocolate. What may be even more surprising is that it is an ingredient in quite a few medications that are supposed to relieve migraines. This may be why when certain people who have caffeine as a migraine trigger take pain medication their headaches actually get much worse.

Here is list of some over-the-counter drugs that contain caffeine:


  • Extra Strength Tablets (16.25 mg)
  • Headache Powder (32.5 mg)

Vanquish Caplets (33mg)


  • Caplets (65 mg)
  • Extra Strength Caplets and Tablets (65 mg)
  • Aspirin-free Caplets (65 mg)

Vivarin (200 mg)


  • Maximum Strength (32 mg)
  • Tablets and Caplets (32 mg)


  • Menstrual Maximum Strength Caplets (60 mg)
  • For Cramps Maximum Strength Caplets (32.4 mg)

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Natural relief of migraines in West Des Moines Iowa

Actamin Super (65.4 mg)

NoDoz (200 mg)

Dristan Capsules (16 mg)

Bayer Select Maximum Strength Pain Relief (65.4 mg)

These are some prescription drugs that contain caffeine:

Triaminicin with Codeine Tablets (30 mg)


  • With Codeine #3 (40 mg)
  • Capsules and Tablets (40 mg)


  • Suppositories – aka. Cafertrine, Migergot, Cafetrate, Wigraine (100 mg)
  • Tablets – aka. Gotamine, Wigraine, Ercaf, Ergo-Caff (100 mg)

Norgesic Forte or Norphadrine Forte (30 mg)

Nogesic or Norpahdrine (30 mg)

Helping Migraines Get Better

Upper cervical chiropractors offer patients a non-invasive, medication-free way to cope with migraines. We use gentle methods to help correct any misalignments found in the upper neck region. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to cause major problems in the body, including migraines. Once corrected, the brain and body begin to communicate on a much higher level, and many patients report seeing migraines decrease in both intensity and frequency. Some see they go away completely.  

To schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Laurel Griffin call 515-224-1093 or go to request a consultation here.