Migraine prophylaxis: What is new and what we need?

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Abstract

A wide array of options are now available for migraine prophylaxis. Conventional treatments include beta-blockers, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, calcium antagonists and antiserotoninergic drugs. Emerging medications such as ACE inhibitors, sartans and nutritional supplements are gaining favour for migraine prophylaxis. Botulinum toxin type A is a promising therapeutic tool for chronic migraine. Tonabersat is likely to be a step forward for the treatment of migraine with aura. However, much work is needed to identify predictive clinical features of successful responsiveness and to better define the duration of prophylaxis.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume32
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

Keywords

  • Disability
  • Migraine
  • Prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology

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