Preventive Treatment for Migraine

Overview

When should patients start preventive medication and how can providers help them choose the right treatments? Our experts cover the basics, like the goals and principles of preventive treatment and share information to help physicians to safely and successfully prescribe treatment. Learn more about new treatment options, common contraindications, treatment timelines and more.

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Preventive Treatment for Migraine

Preventive treatments for migraine should be considered for patients with four or more headache days a month. Here’s how and when preventive measures such as medication or lifestyle changes should be used to treat migraine.

Clinical Pearls on Migraine Prevention

Preventative measures are especially beneficial for patients with frequent, disabling or long-lasting attacks. While 40% of those patients could see improved outcomes, only 15% of patients receive preventive options. Stephanie Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, shares clinical pearls on migraine prevention.

Preventive Migraine Treatment: How to Counsel Patients

Duren Michael Ready, MD, FAHS, discusses counseling patients about their preventive migraine treatment for the most effective results. He also shares tips on how to discontinue preventive migraine treatment and more.

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Incorporating Nutraceuticals for Migraine Prevention

What primary care practitioners should know about nutraceuticals for migraine Certain supplements have been foundRead More

Preventive Migraine Treatment: How to Counsel Patients

Duren Michael Ready, MD, FAHS, discusses how to work with patients to achieve the bestRead More

Clinical Pearls on Migraine Prevention

Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, FAHS, MSEd explains how migraine prevention and patient education go handRead More

Podcasts

Treating and Preventing Migraine

What acute and preventive medication options are there for people living with migraine? Dr. Olivia Begasse De Dhaem provides an overview of the different types of medications, from NSAIDS to triptans.

Patient Resources

To prevent attacks from happening, migraine management is key. Learn techniques to identify and avoid your migraine triggers.Read More

Learn more about the anti-CGRP treatment fremanezumab from Dr. David Dodick and find out how it can help treat and prevent migraine.Read More

Gepants and ditans are the latest treatments for migraine. Read more on how these treatments complement and differ from existing therapies.Read More

Understanding the New Anti-CGRP Treatments | The American Migraine Foundation

Our free guide provides a wealth of information about the recently released anti-CGRP treatments.Read More

Understanding Migraine Medications | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide: Understanding Migraine MedicationsRead More

Meal Planning Toolkit | The American Migraine Foundation

Our free guide provides a wealth of information and tips to help you explore how food may affect your migraine. Read More

Guide to Managing Migraine at Work

Download the American Migraine Foundation guide How to Manage Migraine at Work for tips on how to manage your migraine symptoms in the workplace. Read More

Migraine's Contributing Factors | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide on migraine's contributing factors. Read More

Learn more about Onabotulinum A for migraine, including how therapy works, what treatment feels like and what the potential side effects are.Read More

A headache journal or migraine diary can be a valuable resource in managing your disease. Learn about the different types and how to create one for yourself.Read More

Dr. Niushen Zhang discusses 5 things you should know before starting acupuncture for migraine treatment or pain management.Read More

Nutraceuticals for Migraine | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide on nutraceuticals for migraine. Read More

Preventive migraine treatment is intended to prevent the chances of an attack occurring. Are you a good candidate for preventive therapies?Read More

Dr. Thomas Berk discusses hurdles to obtaining access to migraine treatments, including medical insurance and prior authorization.Read More

Learn all about the top 10 most common migraine triggers and the American Migraine Foundation's best tips for managing and preventing them.Read More

When the seasons and weather change, so can migraine triggers. Learn more about the seasonal impact of migraine and what triggers to look out for.Read More

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