Pharmacologic Treatment for Episodic Migraine Prevention in Adults

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

April 24, 2012

Last Updated Month/Year

May 15, 2023

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External Publication Status


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Document Objectives

To provide updated evidence-based recommendations for the preventive treatment of migraine headache.

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Prevention, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D008881 - Migraine Disorders


migraine, headache, menstrually associated migraine

Source Citation

Evidence-based guideline update: Pharmacologic treatment for episodic migraine prevention in adults. Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. S.D. Silberstein, S. Holland, F. Freitag, D.W. Dodick, C. Argoff, E. Ashman. Neurology Apr 2012, 78 (17) 1337-1345; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182535d20

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