Rapid Rx Quiz: Headache Medications

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


September 12, 2022

Studies reflect a lifetime prevalence of the three headache types — cluster, migraine, and tension — in the general population as 48.9%. As many as 4% of adults have headaches on 15 or more days each month. Headaches account for 1%-4% of all emergency department (ED) visits; however, recent research shows that recommended headache medications are rarely prescribed during ED visits. How much do you know about headache medications, including key recommendations, adverse effects, and contraindications? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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