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Table 6 Take-home message for optimal prevention

From: Recent advances in migraine therapy

Involve patients in their care to improve adherence

Consider comorbidities and, when possible, choose a single medication to treat multiple comorbid disorders

When the patient is a woman of childbearing age, discuss contraception and the potential risk of medication use during pregnancy

Start at a low dose

Give each preventive medication at an adequate dose and for an adequate time (6–8 months)

Avoid interfering, contraindicated or overused medications

Re-evaluate the therapy; follow-up is important