oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - An overview of migraine management and treatment : review
|Article Title||An overview of migraine management and treatment : review|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||SA Pharmaceutical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Limpopo|
|Publication Date||Oct 2013|
|Pages||26 - 31|
|Keyword(s)||Aura, Ergot alkaloids, Migraine and Triptans|
This article aims to provide a concise, high-level overview of the classification, management and treatment of migraine. Migraine is a common, debilitating neurological disorder that is characterised by the presence of severe headaches, which may last for anything from a few hours up to a few days (4-72 hours). The condition is characterised by severe headaches, frequently accompanied by nausea and vomiting. These headaches may be unilateral or bilateral, and patients may also experience a range of associated features. Acute attacks require rapid, abortive treatment. The rate of recurrence needs to be reduced and managed through the use of effective prophylactic measures.
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