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Guideline

Pharmacological management of migraine

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Last updated:31st Jan 2018

This guideline provides recommendations on the pharmacological management of adults with acute migraine, and prophylaxis for patients with episodic or chronic migraine or medication overuse headache.

This guideline will be of interest to healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care, including general practitioners, headache nurses, neurologists, pharmacists, and patients with migraine.

Migraine is the most common severe form of primary headache with a global prevalence of around one in seven people. It is the most common underlying headache disorder in patients with medication overuse headache.

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