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Pharmacology/Drug Development


2019 Oct

Pract Neurol



Medication-overuse headache.


Wakerley BR
Pract Neurol. 2019 Oct; 19(5):399-403.
PMID: 31273078.


Medication-overuse headache is defined as headache occurring on more than 15 days in a month in people with pre-existing primary headache, and developing as a consequence of regular overuse of acute headache treatments. Medication-overuse headache is common in general neurology clinics and can be difficult to manage. Most patients have a background of migraine, which has slowly transformed over months and years from the episodic to chronic form; with this comes an increased use of acute migraine treatment. This paper identifies who is at risk of developing medication-overuse headache, and reviews preventive measures and current treatment strategies.