Breaking the cycle of medication overuse headache

@article{Tepper2010BreakingTC,
  title={Breaking the cycle of medication overuse headache},
  author={Stewart J. Tepper and Deborah E Tepper},
  journal={Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={77},
  pages={236 - 242}
}
  • Stewart J. Tepper, Deborah E Tepper
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • When patients who have frequent, disabling migraines take medications to relieve their symptoms, they run the risk that the attacks will increase in frequency to daily or near-daily as a rebound effect comes into play. This pattern, called medication overuse headache, is more likely to happen with butalbital and opioids than with migraine-specific drugs, as partial responses lead to recurrence, repeat dosing, and, eventually, overuse. Breaking the cycle involves weaning the patient from the… CONTINUE READING

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