Navigation Links
Consumer Reports Urges Chronic Headache Sufferers to Examine Their Use of Pain Relief Drugs
Date:9/2/2008

t).

Dr. Avitzur notes that the ready availability of nonprescription pain relievers on drugstore shelves and in many homes may be contributing to the problem. A recent ConsumerReports survey of more than 6,000 subscribers confirmed that most of their medicine cabinets did contain over-the-counter pain relief drugs including acetaminophen (73 percent), ibuprofen (73 percent), and aspirin (69 percent). In a separate survey of 47,283 Consumer Reports subscribers conducted last year, 31 percent admitted that they did not always carefully follow directions on labels. Those who routinely overused drugs justified it because their pain was severe, they felt no side effects, or they believed that their above-average weight or height warranted additional medication.

Consumer Reports offers the following four tips for treating headache pain:

TIPS FOR TREATING HEADACHE PAIN

1. Use Pain Medications Properly

Always follow label directions for how to take the medication, and don't take the medication more than twice a week. People whose headaches persist should see a doctor.

2. Talk to Your Doctor

Chronic headache sufferers should inform their doctors of all prescription and nonprescription drugs they're taking, including any supplements.

3. Explore Alternatives

Pills aren't the only way to treat headache pain. Nondrug treatments such as acupuncture, biofeedback, physical therapy, and relaxation techniques can also be effective.

4. Cut Down on Pain Drugs

People who have medication-overuse headaches should work with their doctors to taper off the drugs. They should also ask their doctors whether a drug designed to prevent headaches (a prophylactic agent) might help them.

OCTOBER 2008 (C) Consumers Union 2008. The material above is intended for legitimate news entities only; it may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes. Consumer Reports(R) is published by Consumers Union, an expert, inde
'/>"/>

SOURCE Consumer Reports
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp. Acquires Consumer Product Brands from McNeil Consumer Healthcare -- Deal Enhances US and Canadian Pharmaceutical Business
2. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Attorneys Representing Consumers Prepare for $12 Billion RICO Trial Against McKesson for Alleged Drug Price Manipulation
3. Stem Cell Board Members Should Attend Meetings or Resign, Consumer Group Says
4. The big gulp: consumers avoid extremes in soda sizes
5. Grocery Manufacturers Association: FDA Once Again Reaffirms Safety of Bisphenol A (BPA) for All Consumers
6. New Assisted Living Regulations Do Little to Protect Consumers
7. URAC Reveals Distinguished Judges Panel for 2009 Best Practices in Health Care Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards
8. Consumers, Nurses, Seniors Tell Governor: Dont Break Your Promise to Protect Innocent Patients from Health Insurance Cancellations, Dont Weaken Existing Law
9. Bedside Manner, Board Certification Matter: Survey Reveals Top Qualities for Consumers Choosing a Doctor
10. Eniva USA Efacor(R) Fish Oil (Non-Fishy Lemon Taste) Receives ConsumerLab.com Seal of Approval
11. Pelosi Statement on Congress Sending Consumer Product Safety Legislation to President
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... Most dentists work during normal business hours. That means ... day to be able to go see the dentist. It ... few hours during their increasingly busy days. That is what ... is now possible for people to get the preventative and ... , North York Dental has realized that it is difficult ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... ALS, more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s ... in the brain and spinal cord. As the disease ... are harmed, which causes the sufferer to lose control of ... ALS is a disease that strikes people between the ages ... have the disease at any given time. , Although ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com today compares many professional Windows ... that Bluehost ( http://www.bluehost.com/track/seohosts ), Arvixe, and Hostgator ... webmasters who want to buy high quality WordPress ... affordable rates. , Bluehost is also a popular ... features is that Bluehost provides quality hosting and ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... According to The Madison-St. Clair Record, ... Greenstone LLC and Pfizer R&D Cortex District alleging that ... a result of using Zoloft during her pregnancy ... St. Clair County Circuit Court (Case No. 14-L-594) on ... companies allegedly concealed the risks of serious birth defects ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey ... comfort and companionship to terminally-ill patients and their families. ... to grow and their needs expand, the VNA offers ... next Hospice Training Program will be offered on Saturday, ... at VNA’s headquarters, 175 South Street in Morristown. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:North York Dental Provides Dental Services to Busy Professionals 2Health News:Charity Event to Raise Awareness and Donations for the ALS Foundation 2Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: Bluehost, Arvixe, and Hostgator Are the Best Windows Web Hosting from the USA in 2014 2Health News:The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. Comments on Zoloft Birth Defect Lawsuit 2Health News:VNA Offers Rewarding Hospice Volunteer Opportunity 2Health News:VNA Offers Rewarding Hospice Volunteer Opportunity 3
... has been given a clear idea about the expectations ... in the midst of psychiatric treatments. While// acknowledging the ... the deputy health minister pressed the need for further ... ,Mr. McDonald said: "It's vital that the State ...
... lesbians and single women as heterosexual couples, according to the ... by the British Fertility Society in a series of recommendations ... for acceptance on to an NHS programme of treatment. ... Local Health Boards also include telling obese women to lose ...
... "downer" used to get relief from mental stress and ... the banning of the// drug in most countries. ... pharmaceutical market as non-addictive sleeping pills and was also ... blood pressure and anxiety attacks. ,However, the ...
... milk is healthier than standard milk and this should be ... ,The 14 prominent scientists, who were led by ... Food Standards Agency that organic milk has higher levels of ... ,They expect a change in stance of the ...
... have warned the patients to be wary of the so-called ... most have not been properly tested.// ,The health ... UK for establishing herself as a world leader in stem ... those for multiple sclerosis and cosmetic skin treatment were yet ...
... the University of California said in a new study ... damage skin. // Filters used in sunscreen to keep ... generated by the UV radiation can harm the skin.,One ... skin damage and hastens aging process. 'Sunscreens do ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Delhi Police Seized 4,400 kg of Banned Drug Mandrax 2Health News:More Health Benefits from Organic milk 2Health News:Scientists In UK Issue A Caution Over Untested Stem Cell Treatments 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014 Levi & Korsinsky announces ... the United States District Court for the District of ... who purchased Galectin Therapeutics Inc. ("Galectin" or the "Company") ... 28, 2014. For more information, click here: ... during the Class Period the Company violated federal securities ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... , August 28, 2014 ... titled, "DNA diagnostics Market (products, applications, techniques, end ... Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020," indicates ... $19 billion by 2020 registering a CAGR of ... provide accurate diagnosis and cost effectiveness over alternative ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Gateway Analytical announced ... 9 th Annual Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit ... 8-9 th . The Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit ... small molecule and biologic pharmaceutical manufacturing. The conference ... today,s manufacturers face, such as the increasing pressure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors of Class Action Against Galectin Therapeutics Inc. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of September 29, 2014 -- GALT 2DNA Diagnostics Market is Expected to Reach $19 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 2DNA Diagnostics Market is Expected to Reach $19 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 3Gateway Analytical to Promote Particulate Identification Services at the 9th Annual Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit 2Gateway Analytical to Promote Particulate Identification Services at the 9th Annual Global Pharma Manufacturing Summit 3
... Lloydspharmacy, the community pharmacy chain, has revealed that one in ... million** adults - has taken or applied medicines which they later ... more than half (53%) of people do not always check the ... a family member. This is worrying considering that ...
... 2011 ORFLO Technologies announced the international launch of ... automated cell counter at the American Association for Cancer ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110403/SF76326 ) "The Moxi Z ... cell counting community," said Manju Sethi, Vice President of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lloydspharmacy Reveals Over 11 Million Britons Risking Health by Taking Old Medicines 2Lloydspharmacy Reveals Over 11 Million Britons Risking Health by Taking Old Medicines 3ORFLO Launches First Hands-free Mini Automated Cell Counter 2
... research model of the Bowman Perfusion Monitor ... continuously in real-time. This precision instrument activates ... which is connected by an umbilical cord ... digital form and send the data to ...
Housed in a small lightweight, flame retardant plastic cases, meters are equipped with a convenient multiposition handle/stand. Measure microcirculation in 1 cubic mm of tissue for real-time assessme...
... featured laser doppler system for continuous ... multiple tissue sites. This latest generation ... Processing (DSP) and laser Doppler flowmetry ... to use, multi-channel monitor, setting new ...
Transcranial vascular DWL doppler....
Medicine Products: