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Do over-the-counter medications help the physician manage migraine headache?

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current pain and headache reports
Publication Date
Volume
6
Issue
2
Pages
156–161
Identifiers
PMID: 11872188
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The use of over-the-counter-medication in migraine treatment is commonplace. They are often used in addition to physician-prescribed medications and may be used without the full knowledge of the physician. Although considerable evidence suggests their efficacy in migraine treatment, they are rarely used to maximal levels of efficacy and safety. A review of the evidence for these treatments is important for cost effective, well-tolerated, and specific treatment of migraine headache.

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