June 18, 2024 June 18, 2024

Treating migraine attacks during pregnancy

How to treat migraine attacks during pregnancy? Mild migraine attacks during pregnancy should be treated non-medication by means of isolation, rest, relaxation and ice packs. For nausea and vomiting, metoclopramide can be used throughout pregnancy [...]

March 12, 2014 March 12, 2014

DGS practice guideline: Primary headache disorders

The DGS practice guidelines are a project of the German Society for Pain Medicine eV (DGS) and the German Pain League eV (DSL). The purpose is to produce information on the basis of comprehensive research and analysis of the available scientific data as well as [...]

February 1, 2014 February 1, 2014

Development of medication overuse headache

By far the most common reason for a migraine that occurs on 15 or more days per month, or for a mixed migraine and tension-type headache with 15 or more headache days per month, is [...]

January 16, 2014 January 16, 2014

Medication Overuse Headache: 10-20 Rule

Approximately 50% of patients with more than 15 headache days per month for at least 3 months have, in addition to the original primary form of headache, medication overuse headache as a causal reason for the increasing frequency of headache days per month.

February 28, 2013 February 28, 2013

Stop the headache – the course for children

“Stop the Headache” uses modern psychological procedures and under the guidance of experienced course instructors to help reduce or reduce chronic tension headaches and/or migraines in children and young people between the ages of eight and fourteen.

October 20, 2012 October 20, 2012

Botulinum toxin and drug overuse

The question of whether botulinum toxin can also be used for existing medication overuse headaches (MÜK) leads to confusion. The background and our conclusions from the Kiel Pain Clinic for practice will therefore be explained below. [...]

September 1, 2012 September 1, 2012

September 5th Headache Day

September 5, 2012 is International Headache Day. On this occasion, we remind you of the most important rule for medication-based headache treatment, the “10-20 rule”. Taking painkillers too frequently for headaches [...]

January 3, 2012 January 3, 2012

Non-aspirin painkillers may increase risk of miscarriage

Acetylsalicylic acid must not be taken during the 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. The reason for this is the increased risk of miscarriages and malformations. New studies now show that [...]

September 20, 2011 September 20, 2011

The 10-20 rule in migraine and headache therapy

The increase and intensification of headaches due to overuse of painkillers or triptans must always be suspected when acute medication is required for more than ten days per month, regardless of the dose.

June 29, 2011 June 29, 2011

Self-medication with triptans

Self-medication of migraine attacks with over-the-counter triptans Since April 2006, Naratriptan as Formigran® 2.5 mg in small packs of 2 tablets can also be purchased from the pharmacy without a prescription. Formigran® has the same active ingredients as the [...]