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RECENT ADVANCES IN MIGRAINE PROPHYLAXIS

Keywords: Pain , migraine , non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs , levetiracetam , tiagabine , zonisamide , petasites , carvedilol , tizanidine , quetiapine , botulinum toxin , topiramate.

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Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder with heterogeneous characteristics resulting in a range of symptom profiles, burden, and disability. Migraine affects nearly 12% of the adult population in occidental countries, imposing considerable economic and social losses. The pharmacologic treatment of migraine includes preventive and acute strategies. A better understanding of the migraine pathophysiology along with the discovery of novel molecular targets has lead to a growing number of upcoming therapeutic proposals. This review focuses on new and emerging agents for the treatment of migraine.

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