Summary of NICE guidance for Diagnosis and management of headaches

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentreSource North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, NICE has updated its recommendations for prophylactic treatment of migraine. Please go to NICE for details and to check for any further updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin which summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 46, October 2012 includes one topic: Diagnosis and management of headaches (NICE CG150). Sections covered include: diagnosis, pharmacological treatment (analgesics, triptans) and prophylaxis, medication overuse headache, and counselling.