Magnesium Chloride

Type: 
Consumer

Magnesium (non-prescription) has been utilized in the treatment of vascular headache. It is most commonly recommended as a supplement in the preventative treatment of migraine and sometimes used for cluster headache. Few credible studies are available, but some patients and physicians attest to its helpfulness. It is thought to effect cerebral vascular changes. The average recommended dose is 200-500 mg/day. In high or excessive doses, magnesium can cause significant and sometimes serious toxic reactions. Some clinicians have utilized magnesium in the abortive treatment of acute migraine, particulary with pregnancy when options are limited.

Give the gift of
pain relief

Your donation goes to work immediately, helping the NHF in our continuing effort to educate and fund valuable headache research.

Donate Now

Stay Connected

Testimonial

“The work done by the NHF is so wonderful…for years your organization has enabled me to feel less afraid of the pain and to deal with it more realistically.”

Janet M.

Headwise

NHF Facebook