Our medication overuse prevention feature
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.
Medication overuse and N1-Headache
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.