Medication overuse headache in patients with primary headache disorders: epidemiology, management and pathogenesis.

@article{Dowson2005MedicationOH,
  title={Medication overuse headache in patients with primary headache disorders: epidemiology, management and pathogenesis.},
  author={Andrew J. Dowson and David W Dodick and Volker Limmroth},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  year={2005},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={483-97}
}
Medication overuse headache (MOH) is a common medical condition that is associated with considerable long-term morbidity and disability. Patients experiencing MOH have primary headache disorders (migraine, tension-type headache [TTH] or the combination of migraine and TTH) that change to a pattern of daily or near-daily headaches over a period of years or decades following the overuse of symptomatic headache medications. Overused drugs include analgesics, ergot alkaloids, serotonin 5-HT(1B/1D… CONTINUE READING