Neurological Sciences

, Volume 29, Supplement 1, pp 110–122 | Cite as

Acute and prophylactic treatments for migraine: present and future

  • Alan M. RapoportEmail author
Key Note Lecture


Herein I will present general principles of acute-care and preventive therapy of migraine, both in the present and the future. Details of currently used migraine acute-care therapies with their contraindications, drug-drug interactions and adverse events will be presented. Details of migraine preventive therapies with their adverse events and drug-drug interactions will be discussed. Some over-the-counter vitamins, minerals and herbs, used as preventive therapy in migraine, will be discussed. Future treatments in the pipeline will be briefly detailed.


Migraine Migraine acute therapy Migraine preventive therapy Headache treatment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLALos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.The New England Center for HeadacheStamfordUSA
  3. 3.Los AngelesUSA

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