Another reason not to use opioids for migraine

​​​​​​​A study suggests the agents raise the risk of ischaemic stroke in seniors compared with triptans

Patients with migraine have an elevated risk of ischaemic stroke and opioid therapy may increase the risk of an event, according to a US study.

senior woman with migraine

The findings, however, found no evidence migraine in the elderly was linked with coronary heart disease.

In the retrospective cohort study using a 5% random sample of US Medicare patient data spanning 2008-2017, some 38,000 patients aged over 65 with a history of migraine were compared with four times that

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