According to the National Headache Foundation, 82 percent of patients have taken more than one prescription medication for their migraines. Patients take on average four different medications to treat migraines, including ones that may be highly addictive or sedative.
Colen said that while more studies are necessary to determine the efficacy of the treatment, IV aspirin may work for some patients if other treatments have not.
"I would hesitate to promote this as a holy grail of migraine treatment. I think this opens avenues for ways that (the) FDA could [begin] looking into," said Colen. "Aspirin is a relatively inexpensive drug, and it could be useful."