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Medical management of adult headache. Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2014 Apr;47(2):221-37 PMID: 24680490

Pubmed ID

24680490

Abstract

We review the therapies for primary headache disorders: migraine, chronic migraine, tension-type headache, and cluster headache. Recommendations follow the evidence-based treatments so far as is possible with expert opinion to give clinical guidance. Headache has 2 levels of care: acute treatments designed to stop a headache from progressing and alleviate all symptoms associated with the headache and preventive therapies for patients whose headache frequency is such that by itself produces significant disability and impact on quality of life, or where the frequency of use of acute medications, regardless of efficacy, poses risks in terms of overuse or adverse events.

Author List

Freitag FG, Schloemer F

Authors

Frederick G. Freitag DO Associate Professor in the Neurology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Fallon C. Schloemer DO Assistant Professor in the Neurology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




Scopus

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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Analgesics
Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
Botulinum Toxins, Type A
Clinical Trials, Phase III as Topic
Headache
Humans
Migraine Disorders
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Tension-Type Headache
Tryptamines
jenkins-FCD Prod-288 ba989beae37c4807010653a17407cd2d1f5e0810