Relieving migraine pain: Sorting through the options
Lisa K. Mannix, MD
Headache Specialist, Cincinnati, OH
Address: Lisa K. Mannix, MD, 4760 E. Galbraith Road, Suite 206, Cincinnati, OH 45236; e-mail: LKMannixMD@aol.com
The author has indicated that she has received grant or research support from the AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho-McNeil, and Pharmacia corporations, serves as a consultant to the Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Elan Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., Ortho-McNeil, Pfizer, and Pharmacia corporations, and is on the speakers’ bureaus of the Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck & Co., and Pfizer corporations.
ABSTRACTAlthough triptans are a major advance in the treatment of migraine, the optimal approach for acute treatment involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, nonpharmacologic symptom relief, and drug therapy.