Migraine is more than just a bad headache, and it is treatable

It is a common, debilitating disease that can impact patients' daily activities and occurs with other symptoms such as photophobia and/or nausea1

Exactly how widespread is migraine?

It’s time to THINK TALK TREAT Migraine

Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent disease and the leading cause of disability in people under 50 worldwide. In the United States, more than 30 million adults are living with migraine.2-6

In fact, in a room with 100 people, at least 12 are likely to have migraine.7

* Combines IHS-defined migraine (76%) and probable migraine (18%).8

Most of the patients with headache in your office likely have migraine.8

Migraine is an underdiagnosed and undertreated disease, and there is something that you can do to help.4,10


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