Migraine Headache : An Overview

Authors

  • ASM Hasan Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Pabna Medical College, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • Iftekhar Mahmood Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Pabna Medical College, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • MR Islam Indoor Medical Officer, Department of General Hospital, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • MSI Khan Indoor Medical Officer, Department of General Hospital, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • SM Ali Assistant Registrar, Department of General Hospital, Pabna, Bangladesh
  • AZ Tushar Indoor Medical Officer, Department of General Hospital, Pabna, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v23i1.41154

Keywords:

Migraine Headache, headache

Abstract

The history of headache can be traced almost to the beginning of the history of humankind. Among the many causes of it, migraine headache is a debilitating disorder affecting millions of people in the United States and worldwide. The diagnosis of migraine can significantly affect quality of life, health care costs and daily productivity. Hundreds of trials and many guidelines have documented various approaches to migraine management, whether via acute treatment or chronic migraine prophylaxis. Acute or abortive migraine management encompasses specific and nonspecific migraine therapeutics including non-opioid and opioid analgesics, triptans and ergotamines. Prophylactic migraine management data span the pharmacological spectrum from antiepileptic and antihypertensive agents to botulinum toxin type A. Special considerations for migraine management also must be applied in various populations including children, pregnant women and the elderly. Although hundreds of clinical trials are available regarding migraine treatment modalities, this review serves as an introduction to current accepted therapeutics for migraine treatment and an overview of pharmacological prophylaxis in the modern management of migraine.

TAJ 2010; 23(1): 114-119

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Published

2010-06-01

How to Cite

Hasan, A., Mahmood, I., Islam, M., Khan, M., Ali, S., & Tushar, A. (2010). Migraine Headache : An Overview. TAJ: Journal of Teachers Association, 23(1), 114–119. https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v23i1.41154

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Review Articles