Side Effects of Headache Treatment

Overview

It is important to balance the success of headache treatment with the side effects of the therapy. When side effects outweigh the benefits of a treatment, clinicians need to change to a more tolerable strategy. In this section, our experts discuss managing side effects and adjusting treatments. 

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