Aspirin may ease migraine pain for some

April 14, 2010 2:22:14 PM PDT
There are strong medications to help migraine patients when an intense headache erupts, but aspirin may also have the ability to soothe the pain.

A review of 13 studies finds aspirin can reduce the pain of migraine within two hours for over 50 percent of people.

Researchers also say, a high dose of aspirin can reduce nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light.

But experts who used between 900 and 1,000 milligrams of aspirin stress it can cause side effects. They say more research is needed to establish the effectiveness of aspirin compared with other drugs.