When used too frequently, some medications can actually contribute to more headache days. Patients leaning on over-the-counter medication, narcotics and other painkillers could be unknowingly worsening their symptoms. These resources will help providers identify medication overuse headache, wean patients off ineffective treatments and find more successful treatment options.
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Treating Medication Overuse Headache
Research Summary: Treatment Strategies for Medication Overuse Headache
OTC Migraine Treatment: Q&A
Medication Overuse Headache: Q&A With Todd Schwedt, MD, FAHS
Medication Overuse Headache: Q&A with Deborah Friedman, MD, MPH, FAHS
Treating and Preventing Migraine
Are You at Risk for Chronic Migraine? | The American Migraine Foundation
Understanding Migraine Medications | The American Migraine Foundation
Medication Overuse Headache: Q&A with Deborah Friedman
Is Medication Overuse Headache Treated Appropriately?
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