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Exploring Treatment Options for Migraine Headache

Exploring Treatment Options for Migraine Headache


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

30 minutes


August 14, 2015


August 13, 2016
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses; includes 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) for physician credit.
This activity is co-provided by Medical Education Resources (MER) for nursing contact hours.

Program Description

From the August 2015 issue of The Clinical Advisor: The CME/CE featured course focuses on treatment options for migraine headache. The article discusses the wide range of pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic, traditional, and nontraditional treatments that are available and how they can be tailored for individual patients. Through awareness of the variety of available treatments, the clinician and patient will be able to pursue the most effective form of treatment for the acute resolution and ongoing management of migraine.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care health care professionals who will treat patients with migraine.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the most common treatment options for, as well as successfully manage, acute migraine headache
  • Assess the indications, contraindications, and side effects of these common treatment options to prescribe the best treatment for each patient with migraine headache
  • Identify some of the nonpharmacologic treatments proven to be effective in treating and/or managing migraine headache

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest in an effort to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is -committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.


Allexa Hammond, MS3
Medical Student
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Ms. Hammond has no relevant financial relationships.

Maura Holcomb, MD
Dermatology Resident
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Dr. Holcomb has no relevant financial relationships.

Publishing Staff, Planners, and Managers Disclosures

HME planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
MER planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

HME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

HME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

MER is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This CE activity provides 0.50 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

MER is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.50 contact hour. This activity qualifies for 0.25 pharmacotherapy credits.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. HME and MER do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of HME or MER. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.


To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This continuing education is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your CME History, which you can then access at any time.


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