Last edited 11/2020 and last reviewed 03/2023

Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made the patient should be offered explanation:

  • migraine is an inherited tendency to headache which can be treated but not cured
  • with the exception of women who smoke and take the oral contraceptive pill there is no significant association with serious disease
  • treatment takes time

The management of migraine can be divided into:

  • general measures
  • management of the acute attack of migraine
  • prevention of migraine