Analgesic Overuse

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Analgesic Overuse

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Patients with medication overuse headache (MOH) must overcome their dependence on acute medications in order for improvement to occur. Most patients with MOH can be treated on an outpatient basis. This chapter reviews strategies for treating patients with MOH due to simple analgesics, combination medications, butalbital-containing compounds, and opioids.

Chapter.  1573 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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