What is the role of medications 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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If the diagnosis for a patient with headache is not a surgical condition that requires immediate operative treatment, the emphasis of headache therapy should be to provide analgesia and to treat the headache’s underlying cause. In patients with migraine, tension-type, or posttraumatic headache, the goals of therapy are to relieve pain, alleviate nausea, and promote sleep.


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