Migraine

Migraine

Migraines occur much less frequently than tension-type headaches, but are still reasonably common, affecting about 1 in 10 people.

9 out of every 10 migraine sufferers have their first attack before the age of forty. Women are particularly susceptible to migraine, possibly due to hormonal influences. Overall, migraines occur about three times more often in women than men.

Some people assume that migraine is just another word for ‘bad headache’, but this is not the case. Migraines have specific characteristics that distinguish them from tension-type headaches. It is possible for a person to experience both migraines and tension-type headaches, making diagnosis more difficult. In these situations, keeping a headache diary for a period of four weeks can be particularly useful.

References

Related information - migraine

Audience:
       

(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Find out about Rizatriptan AN ODT Orally disintegrating tablets. Plus information and tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Zoltrip Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Zoltrip Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Sumatran Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Sumatran Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Topamax Tablets (antiepileptic medicines) is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient topiramate (antiepileptic medicines). Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Topamax Tablets (antiepileptic medicines) by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Topamax Tablets (migraine medicines) is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient topiramate (migraine medicines). Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Topamax Tablets (migraine medicines) by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 APO-Rizatriptan Orally disintegrating tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use APO-Rizatriptan Orally disintegrating tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Terry White Chemists Metoprolol Tartrate Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Terry White Chemists Metoprolol Tartrate Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Metoprolol AN Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Metoprolol AN Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Feb 2017 Chemmart Metoprolol Tablets is a brand of medicine. Find out about side effects, who can and who shouldn’t use Chemmart Metoprolol Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information. See our tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
08 Dec 2016 Metomax Capsules is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient paracetamol - metoclopramide hydrochloride. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Metomax Capsules by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.