Drug therapy of migraine

Amnon Lahad, Jaime B. Friedman, Gilles Mignot, Christophe Kopp, K. M.A. Welch

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To the Editor: We were surprised to see no mention of corticosteroids in Dr. Welch's otherwise informative survey of current migraine therapy (Nov. 11 issue)1. Corticosteroids have been recommended for the treatment of prolonged migraine2,3 and are commonly prescribed for that indication in the community at large. A survey of the members of the American Association for the Study of Headache found that 20 percent of responding physicians used corticosteroids as first-line agents in patients with prolonged migraine and 19 percent used them as second-line therapy4. Although, as noted by Dr. Welch and his colleagues,5 the efficacy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1015-1016
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number14
StatePublished - 7 Apr 1994
Externally publishedYes


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