Headache management: pharmacological approaches

Pract Neurol. 2015 Dec;15(6):411-23. doi: 10.1136/practneurol-2015-001167. Epub 2015 Jul 3.


Headache is one of the most common conditions presenting to the neurology clinic, yet a significant proportion of these patients are unsatisfied by their clinic experience. Headache can be extremely disabling; effective treatment is not only essential for patients but is rewarding for the physician. In this first of two parts review of headache, we provide an overview of headache management, emerging therapeutic strategies and an accessible interpretation of clinical guidelines to assist the busy neurologist.


Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management*
  • Headache / diagnosis*
  • Headache / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome