Migraine treatments among U.S. patients 2016

In this survey, U.S. migraine patients were asked about types of tried migraine treatments. The survey was conducted over the internet from May to June 2016. About 94 percent of the respondents stated that they had tried OTC (over the counter) pain medication.

Migraine treatments most often tried in the U.S. as of 2016*

Used in the pastCurrently useOverall tried
OTC pain medication45%49%94%
Abortive/ acute prescription medication23%66%89%
Preventive/ prophylactic prescription medication34%50%84%
Rescue prescription medication19%45%64%
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Release date



United States

Survey time period

May to June 2016

Number of respondents

3,923 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Patients suffering from migraines

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* Original question: "Have you ever tried the following medications or treatments for your migraine attacks?"

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