Most frequently used analgesic medication for acute episodic migraine worldwide in 2011, by region
Medication - preferred analgesic drug for acute episodic migraine 2011
This statistic displays the preferred analgesic medication for acute episodic migraine treatment worldwide as of 2011, broken down by region. In 83 percent of African countries aspirin was the most frequently used medication for such headache.
Most frequently used analgesic medication for acute episodic migraine worldwide in 2011, by region
AspirinParacetamol/acetaminophenOther NSAIDs*
Africa61%83%83%
Americas53%47%74%
Eastern Mediterranean46%85%85%
Europe45%66%90%
South-East Asia80%80%100%
Western Pacific25%75%100%
World52%69%86%
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Source

Release date

2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2011

Age group

Supplementary notes

The source states that most of the information was collected in a questionnaire survey of neurologists, general practitioners and patients’ representatives from 101 countries, performed from October 2006 until March 2009. Epidemiological data were compiled from published studies through a systematic review, and supplemented by data gathered in population-based studies undertaken within the Global Campaign.
* Other (than aspirin) non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Medication - preferred analgesic drug for acute episodic migraine 2011
This statistic displays the preferred analgesic medication for acute episodic migraine treatment worldwide as of 2011, broken down by region. In 83 percent of African countries aspirin was the most frequently used medication for such headache.
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