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Prevention and Management of Migraine Headache: Evidence Supports Both Old and New Agents

KEY POINT

A wide variety of medications are used for either preventing or treating migraine headaches, and therapy has long depended on the personal preference of the physician and patient. Now, new guidelines issued by a consortium of seven medical groups are pointing primary care prescribers toward an evidence-based approach for this condition.

SOURCES

US Headache Consortium. Evidence-based guidelines for migraine headache in the primary care setting: pharmacological management of acute attacks.

US Headache Consortium. Evidence-based guidelines for migraine headache in the primary care setting: pharmacological management for prevention of migraine.