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June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM)

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month (MHAM)

By Kari Frantzis, PharmD. Candidate 2020

Belmont University College of Pharmacy

Migraine Facts:

  • Affects > 37 million Americans
  • Most common in ages 30-39
  • Three times more common in women than men
  • Cost > $20 million yearly due to direct medical expense and lost productivity
  • Fewer than 5% of patients of patients have seen a doctor or received a correct diagnosis and care

The Dispensary of Hope has a variety of medications that are used for migraine treatment and prophylaxis. There are three triptans available:

  • Sumatriptan
  • Rizatriptan
  • Zolmitriptan

For prophylaxis, the Dispensary of Hope has the following available:

  • Amitriptyline
  • Venlafaxine
  • Propranolol
  • Topiramate
  • Divalproex

     

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