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2023 Jan

Rev Med Liege



[Integrating new migraine treatments into clinical practice (part 1) : management of acute migraine attack].


Although migraine is one of the most common chronic diseases and is the subject of numerous studies, there is still a considerable proportion of patients who are not satisfied with their acute treatment. Left without any real new therapeutic option to offer patients since sumatriptan was introduced on the Belgian market 30 years ago, neurologists have recently seen a change in the therapeutic landscape with the advent of new specific acute treatments for migraine: gepants and ditans. Being the only ones currently available in Belgium, gepants (including the newly marketed rimegepant) bring added value to traditional treatments such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and triptans. This is why it seemed useful to review the different therapeutic options available in Belgium today by including these new treatments and to propose a rational pharmacological approach to relieve acute migraine attack.