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Opioid use is common among migraineurs who take prescription medication

Key clinical point: Opioid use among migraineurs is associated with markers of poor health, including high BMI and psychiatric comorbidities.

Major finding: About 36% of migraineurs who take acute prescription medications for headache use opioids.

Study details: An analysis of data for 2,388 participants in the Chronic Migraine Epidemiology and Outcomes Study.

Disclosures: Allergan funded the CaMEO study and paid Dr. Lipton for consulting services.


Lipton R et al. AHS 2019. Abstract 629332.