Miller S, Matharu M S. Migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated. Practitioner 2014;258 (1774):19-24

Migraine is underdiagnosed and undertreated

23 Sep 2014Pais-up subscribers

Migraine is a common neurovascular disorder characterised by attacks of head pain that are typically unilateral and often described as severe and throbbing in association with nausea and sensitivity to sensory input, i.e. light, sound and head movement. NICE guidelines recommend adopting the stepped-down approach to management. They suggest a combination of a triptan, NSAID or paracetamol, and an anti-emetic taken as early as possible during the headache. [With external links to the evidence base]

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