One type of medication that we haven’t discussed much is Zofran for migraine, or ondansetron. It’s not that unusual for a doctor to prescribe it, and we’ll see why in a moment.
Zofran is a common brand name, but ondansetron is also sold as Emeset, Emetron, Ondavell and others.
Originally used for nausea after and operation or chemotherapy, ondansetron is now much more widely used. When it comes to migraine, Zofran is commonly prescribed to fight nausea.
Zofran may be taken by adults and children both, so it may be useful for children who tend to experience a lot of vomiting and nausea with migraine. It works quickly, and usually has very minimal side effects. In fact, it will not cause drowsiness like many anti-nausea drugs will.
When you have migraine, particularly migraine with nausea, you want something that works fast. That’s why the "dispersible" versions – which dissolve in your mouth – are so popular. A generic version is available at Drugstore.com (8mg being the common dosage for adults).