Long-Term Use and Safety of Migraine Preventive Medications

Juliana VanderPluym, Randolph W. Evans, Amaal Starling

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Abstract

Migraine preventive medications are used to reduce the frequency, severity, and disability of migraine attacks. Once migraine preventive therapy is initiated, the question of how long to maintain this therapy arises. This article will explore the literature pertaining to the long-term use of migraine preventive medications, including length of treatment and safety with long-term exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1335-1343
Number of pages9
JournalHeadache
Volume56
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • anticonvulsants
  • antidepressants
  • beta blockers
  • headache
  • migraine
  • preventive therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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