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Headache in the ED: Overview and Expert Interview

Researchers found data that showed, after consultation with an expert, optimal prevention of migraine headaches for patients who present in the emergency department includes both antiseizure medications, specifically, divalproex sodium, sodium valproate, or topiramate, and β-blockers, namely, metoprolol, propranolol, and timolol. In addition, triptans are suggested, as well as antidepressants, amitriptyline, and venlafaxine.


Patients With Migraine Value Favorable Drug Delivery, Efficacy, Tolerability

Patients with migraine prefer preventive migraine treatments that have improved efficacy, greater tolerability, and lower risk for adverse events (AE), according to a study published in Headache. Investigators analyzed a web-based discrete-choice experiment survey to find patients’ preferences for preventive migraine treatment. Patients with migraine (N=300) were asked to choose between pairs of hypothetical preventive…
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