Our medication overuse prevention feature

Medications are a part of your daily tracking. N1-Headache will process the acute medication use and warn the user if he or she is too close or over established thresholds of medication overuse. Users should seek medical advice to figure out if continued use of medication may cause headaches to worsen.
If patients are using N1-Headache with a N1-Headache Code from a registered healthcare professional, an alert will be sent to their clinical team too.
Low risk of medication overuse
Risk of medication overuse
Potential medication overuse

Medication overuse and N1-Headache

Both clinical management guidelines from many countries and online resources aimed at people suffering from migraine recommend acute medicines for migraine, but not all mention that for a small percentage of people with headache, frequent use of drugs (medication overuse or MO) has been implicated in chronic daily headache and medication-overuse headache (MOH).

In most cases clinicians have a good notion of how much prescription medicines are used (because of the prescriptions needed) but not how much of over-the-counter (non-prescription) medicines are used.
N1-Headache already investigated this subject and found that OTC NSAIDs and analgesic combinations are in fact responsible for many MO cases that could result in worsening the headaches.

MO and MOH are usually managed through a complex process of medication withdrawal and relapse into overuse happens in about 35-40% of patients. Simple advice and control has proven useful in preventing MO and feedback and alert systems have improved relapse rates after withdrawal, which is why N1-Headache added this feature.

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