Medication overuse headaches -- what is new?

  title={Medication overuse headaches -- what is new?},
  author={Guenther Fritsche and Hans-Christoph Diener},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  volume={1 4},
Patients suffering from frequent migraine attacks or chronic tension-type headache are at risk of developing drug-induced headache (now called 'medication overuse headache' [MOH]) as described by the new classification of the International Headache Society. This headache entity is caused by frequent use of antiheadache compounds (non-opioid analgesics, ergot alkaloids, 5-HT agonists, combined preparations with caffeine or codeine) for more than 15 days/month. Most patients, however, use the… CONTINUE READING


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