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Secondary headaches 

Secondary headaches
Chapter:
Secondary headaches
Author(s):

Zaza Katsarava

and Kasja Rabe

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199545148.003.0013
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date: 14 October 2019

Correct and effective treatment of symptomatic headaches is based on an accurate diagnosis.

Controlled randomized trials supporting therapy of symptomatic headaches are lacking.

Intake of pain medication should be guided by the physician to prevent medication overuse headache.

Treatment of choice for medication overuse headache is abrupt withdrawal of drugs. Prophylactic therapy might be considered in all patients at risk of medication overuse.

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