This is known as a painkiller or medication-overuse headache
(MOH) was first defined by the International Headache Society (IHS) in 2004.
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Too much medication can cause medication-overuse headache
," he said.
However, taking these medicines for more than 10 or 15 days a month can cause medication-overuse headache
, which is a disabling and preventable disorder.
This is a serious concern that may lead to medication-overuse headache
or chronic daily headache.
And patients who don't take their medication or who overuse symptomatic medications can aggravate their headache, create a pattern of medication-overuse headache
, or transform an episodic headache into a chronic daily headache," said Dr.
Guard against medication-overuse headache
(rebound or druginduced headache)
chronic daily headache, displayed higher score on psychasthenia (7), and medication-overuse headache
was more frequently comorbid with the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (8).
But the most problematic issues are the potential for the development of dependence and addiction syndromes and the possibility of medication-overuse headache
Some top reasons include medication-overuse headache
(formerly known as rebound headache), a wrong diagnosis, and psychobiologic or behavioral barriers to treatment, when a person with chronic daily headache fails to improve.
The prevalence of medication-overuse headache
(MOH) is approximately 1% in the general global population, said Dr.