Key points in migraine prophylaxis: Patient perspective

Domenico D'Amico, S. J. Tepper

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Abstract

Migraine is a chronic neurological condition with heterogeneous presentation. It is associated with significant pain, disability, and diminished quality of life in a large proportion of patients. Patients with severe and/or frequent migraines require prophylaxis, which implies daily administration of anti-migraine compounds for several months, with potential adverse events or contraindications. This paper reviews the main factors influencing patient acceptance of anti-migraine prophylaxis, providing practical suggestions to maximize patient agreement with, and adherence to, preventive treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume30
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Acceptance
  • Adherence
  • Migraine
  • Prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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