Migraine or headache management: a pharmacy survey

Abstract : AIM: To describe the characteristics and the management of migraine. METHOD: Data on headaches, drug consumption and life habits of 762 patients were collected using questionnaires and pharmacy records. RESULTS: The migraine attack was characterized by a severe pain for more than 80% of the patients. The frequency was more than 2 attacks a week in 16% of the cases. Eighty four per cent of the patients had triptans and 45% had a long-term migraine treatment. Nonspecific analgesics were prescribed for 55%. The frequency of over-consumption of treatments of migraine attacks was 46%. CONCLUSION: The management of migraine still remains inadequate. The pharmacist could contribute to its improvement.
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Gaëlle Desamericq, Anne Revol, L. Laforest, Geneviève Chamba, Gisèle Bauguil, et al.. Migraine or headache management: a pharmacy survey. Thérapie, EDP Sciences, 2009, 64 (6), pp.395--403. ⟨10.2515/therapie/2009057⟩. ⟨hal-01838991⟩

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