What is the role of abortive therapy in the treatment of pediatric headache?

Updated: Jan 02, 2019
  • Author: J Ivan Lopez, MD, FAAN, FAHS; Chief Editor: George I Jallo, MD  more...
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Abortive therapy uses medications to interrupt a headache after its onset. All abortive medications carry a risk of medication-overuse headache with excessive use in patients with frequent headaches.


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