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Treating Frequent Headaches With Pain Relievers (AHS)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Drugs
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: American Headache Society
Format: PDF
Most recent update: 07/10/2021
It is easy to use too much pain medicine. This can make headaches worse and cause other medical problems. Even over-the-counter pain medicines can have dangerous side effects. And avoid using prescription drugs containing opioids or butalbital, except as a last resort.