What is medication overuse headache?

Also known as: rebound headache, drug-induced headache, medication misuse headache

As the name implies, medication overuse headache is chronic headache disorder that is caused by the regular use or overuse of medications. This type of headache is typically superimposed on another type of primary headache disorder, such as migraine or tension type headache.


Reviewed by: Dr. Suzanne Esther Hagler, MD

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