Headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system1. Primary headache disorders, such as1:
- Tension-type headache,
- Cluster headache,
and the “so-called” chronic daily headache syndrome, can cause substantial levels of disability.
Headache can also occur as a symptom of a considerable number of other conditions1.
There are effective treatments for all types of headache. Appropriate treatment of headache disorders requires accurate diagnosis and recognition of the conditions, appropriate treatment with cost-effective medications, simple lifestyle modifications, and patient education. The main classes of drugs to treat headache disorders include: analgesics, anti-emetics, specific anti-migraine medications, and prophylactic medications1.