NEW AHP Best Practice Guidance for Reduction of Outpatient Migraine in Adults

NEW AHP Best Practice Guidance for Reduction of Outpatient Migraine in Adults

March 21st, 2019 | Clinical ConnectionsNews

In an effort to assist with challenges faced in clinical practice managing migraineurs and with the approval of new agents to help prevent migraine in 2018, AHP assembled a workgroup to create a best practice guidance document focused on the reduction of outpatient migraines in adults. Partnering with Neurology and PCP stakeholders, we developed a document that concisely synthesizes recent evidence and expert recommendations. The best practices outlined are designed to assist clinicians in:

• Early recognition and clinical diagnosis of migraine
• Management of medication overuse headache prior to initiation of other migraine therapies
• Optimizing the use of nonpharmacologic interventions to improve acute and prevent migraines
• Selection of initial abortive treatment agents based on efficacy, safety, patient preference and cost of therapy
• Selection of initial preventative treatment agents for episodic migraine based on efficacy, comorbidities, affordability and patient preference
• Identifying patients who may benefit from Neurology referral

We plan to offer additional information and resources on this topic to PCPs throughout 2019, including a presentation by Dr. Heidi Schwarz at AHP Clinical Grand Rounds on March 28th.

We hope that you find this to be useful and informative and as always we welcome your feedback.