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MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 11, nr. 2, 2016
ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038
CNCSIS - CMR - B+

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Treatment of Pediatric Migraine: a Review

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ABSTRACT

Migraine is a common, but often underdiagnosed complaint in children and the lack of studies regarding its treatment in this particularly population makes it harder to enlarge the choices of treatment. However, recent trials made it easier to utilize newer compounds that improve the outcome of the disease. We reviewed the treatment of pediatric migraine and divided therapeutic methods into two broad areas: treatment of the acute attack – used both in the emergency room and as home options and prophylactic agents. Not to be forgotten when talking about treating migraine in children and adolescents is the support therapies offered alongside the classical approach by teams formed by the pediatric neurologist, pediatrician, psychologist, support groups and the families of the patients.

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