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A large pharmacy claims-based descriptive analysis of patients with migraine and associated pharmacologic treatment patterns.

Authors
  • Muzina, David J
  • Chen, William
  • Bowlin, Steven J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Publisher
Dove Medical Press
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
7
Pages
663–672
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2147/NDT.S25463
PMID: 22128251
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Acute migraine medications are commonly used and frequently dispensed at rates that raise concern of overuse; high use is often seen without any preventive medications. Furthermore, use of US Food and Drug Administration-approved preventive medications is low. Finally, patients with migraine are significantly more likely to receive other psychotropic medications. These findings suggest efforts to optimize the management of migraines could address appropriate use of triptans, increased and more effective use of migraine preventive medications, and better understanding of the use of other psychotropics.

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