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Managing medication overuse headache

Managing medication overuse headache

Module 1739

This module covers:

  • Medication overuse headache (MOH), its prevalence and cost to society
  • Which drugs can cause MOH and how to diagnose it
  • Management of symptoms and drug withdrawal
  • How pharmacists can help patients prevent MOH in the future

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Sandra appears at the counter again, and asks your counter assistant for sumatriptan. You have noticed that she has been buying these surprisingly regularly and decide to question her about her usage. Sandra quickly becomes angry. “They are not addictive,” she insists. “Why can’t I use them whenever I need to?”

Several days later, she returns and tearfully apologises for being so angry. She explains that her migraines seem to have been getting worse lately and she now

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