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Table 5 Medications use in 2 years by gender, age and migraine status

From: Cost of chronic and episodic migraine patients in continuous treatment for two years in a tertiary level headache Centre

 ACUTEPREVENTIVE
GenderN.TriptansNSAIDsCombination analgesicsOpioidsSimple analgesicsAntidepressantsβ-blockersAngiotensin inhibitorsOnabotulinumtoxinACalcium channel blockersNutraceuticsAnxiolyticsAntiepileptics
Men8044 (55)37 (46.3)45 (56.3)2 (2.5)2 (2.5)25 (31.3)15 (18.8)3 (3.8)45 (56.3)44 (55)43 (53.8)15 (18.8)6 (7.5)
Women468309 (66)243 (51.9)231 (49.4)3 (0.6)34 (7.3)171 (36.5)49 (10.5)15 (3.2)314 (67.1)312 (66.7)311 (66.5)106 (22.6)74 (15.8)
p-valueNSNSNSNSNSNS0.003NSNS0.0430.028NSNS
AgeN.TriptansNSAIDsCombination analgesicsOpioidsSimple analgesicsAntidepressantsβ-blockersAngiotensin inhibitorsOnabotulinumtoxinACalcium channel blockersNutraceuticsAnxiolyticsAntiepileptics
18-345744 (77.2)34 (59.6)35 (61.4)0 (0)2 (3.5)10 (17.5)1 (1.8)0 (0)25 (43.9)34 (59.6)43 (75.4)6 (10.5)7 (12.3)
35-446350 (79.4)32 (50.8)38 (60.3)2 (3.2)3 (4.8)25 (39.7)4 (6.3)0 (0)43 (68.3)49 (77.8)44 (69.8)12 (19)7 (11.1)
45-54196144 (73.5)97 (49.5)94 (48)1 (0.5)7 (3.6)70 (35.7)30 (15.3)7 (3.6)125 (63.8)129 (65.8)141 (71.9)42 (21.4)31 (15.8)
55-6415592 (59.4)79 (51)70 (45.2)2 (1.3)12 (7.7)53 (34.2)22 (14.2)5 (3.2)113 (72.9)92 (59.4)91 (58.7)42 (27.1)20 (12.9)
> 657723 (29.9)38 (49.4)39 (50.6)0 (0)12 (15.6)38 (49.4)7 (9.1)6 (7.8)53 (68.8)52 (67.5)35 (45.5)19 (24.7)15 (19.5)
p-value< 0.0001NSNSNS0.0110.0050.016NS0.003NS< 0.0001NSNS
DiagnosisN.TriptansNSAIDsCombination analgesicsOpioidsSimple analgesicsAntidepressantsβ-blockersAngiotensin inhibitorsOnabotulinumtoxinACalcium channel blockersNutraceuticsAnxiolyticsAntiepileptics
CM359220 (61.3)207 (57.7)151 (42.1)4 (1.1)30 (8.4)149 (41.5)45 (12.5)15 (4.2)359 (100)230 (64.1)200 (55.7)107 (29.8)60 (16.7)
EM189133 (70.4)73 (38.6)125 (66.1)1 (0.5)6 (3.2)47 (24.9)19 (10.1)3 (1.6)0 (0)126 (66.7)154 (81.5)14 (7.4)20 (10.6)
p-value0.035< 0.0001< 0.0001NS0.0200.000NSNS< 0.0001NS< 0.0001< 0.0001NS
Total548353 (64.4)280 (51.1)276 (50.4)5 (0.9)36 (6.6)196 (35.8)64 (11.7)18 (3.3)359 (65.5)356 (65)354 (64.6)121 (22.1)80 (14.6)
  1. CM chronic migraine, EM episodic migraine, NSAIDs nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.