Preventive Treatment for Migraine

Overview

When should patients start preventive medication and how can providers help them choose the right treatments? Our experts cover the basics, like the goals and principles of preventive treatment and share information to help physicians to safely and successfully prescribe treatment. Learn more about new treatment options, common contraindications, treatment timelines and more.

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Videos

Clinical Pearls on Migraine Prevention

Preventative measures are especially beneficial for patients with frequent, disabling or long-lasting attacks. While 40% of those patients could see improved outcomes, only 15% of patients receive preventive options. Stephanie Nahas, MD, MSEd, FAHS, shares clinical pearls on migraine prevention.

Preventive Migraine Treatment: How to Counsel Patients

Duren Michael Ready, MD, FAHS, discusses counseling patients about their preventive migraine treatment for the most effective results. He also shares tips on how to discontinue preventive migraine treatment and more.

News & Articles

Preventive Migraine Treatment: How to Counsel Patients | AHS

Duren Michael Ready, MD, FAHS, talks with the American Headache Society about how to best speak with patients about their preventive migraine treatment.Read More

Clinical Pearls on Migraine Prevention | American Headache Society

Stephanie J. Nahas, MD, FAHS, MSEd explains how migraine prevention and patient education go hand in hand.Read More

Podcasts

Treating and Preventing Migraine

What acute and preventive medication options are there for people living with migraine? Dr. Olivia Begasse De Dhaem provides an overview of the different types of medications, from NSAIDS to triptans.

Patient Resources

Migraine Management Techniques w/ Stephanie Nahas, MD | AMF

To prevent attacks from happening, migraine management is key. Learn techniques to identify and avoid your migraine triggers.Read More

Migraine & Anti-CGRP Treatments | American Migraine Foundation

Learn more about the anti-CGRP treatment fremanezumab from Dr. David Dodick and find out how it can help treat and prevent migraine.Read More

Gepants and Ditans Therapies | American Migraine Foundation

Gepants and ditans are the latest treatments for migraine. Read more on how these treatments complement and differ from existing therapies.Read More

Understanding the New Anti-CGRP Treatments | The American Migraine Foundation

Our free guide provides a wealth of information about the recently released anti-CGRP treatments.Read More

Understanding Migraine Medications | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide: Understanding Migraine MedicationsRead More

Meal Planning Toolkit | The American Migraine Foundation

Our free guide provides a wealth of information and tips to help you explore how food may affect your migraine. Read More

Guide to Managing Migraine at Work

Download the American Migraine Foundation guide How to Manage Migraine at Work for tips on how to manage your migraine symptoms in the workplace. Read More

Migraine's Contributing Factors | The American Migraine Foundation

Enter your name and email for a free download of our guide on migraine's contributing factors. Read More

FAQ: How is Onabotulinum A (Botox) used for migraine? | AMF

Onabotulinum A, also known as Botox®, is used as a preventative treatment for chronic migraine. Learn how this neurotoxin is used to manage migraine.Read More

Headache Journals: Tracking Your Migraine | AMF

A headache journal or migraine diary can be a valuable resource in managing your disease. Learn about the different types and how to create one for yourself.Read More

5 Things to Know Before Beginning Acupuncture for Migraine | AMF

Dr. Niushen Zhang discusses 5 things you should know before starting acupuncture for migraine treatment or pain management.Read More

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