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Neurol Sci. 2017 May;38(Suppl 1):121-124. doi: 10.1007/s10072-017-2896-7.

The use of nutraceutics in children's and adolescent's headache.

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1
Neurology Department, S.Carlo Borromeo Hospital, Milan, Italy. roberto.sangermani@gmail.com.
2
Local health authority, Lodi, Italy.

Abstract

Nutraceutics are the most used non-pharmacological remedies for migraine's prophylaxis in children and adolescents. Doctors interested in use of nutraceuticals for a complete treatment of children's headache should be adequately informed on this treatments' efficacy and safety. Actually there is a lack of official guidelines about use of nutraceuticals in migraine's prevention in children and adolescent and there are few studies with limited efficacy evidences. The most used nutraceuticals for adolescent's and children's headache prophylaxis are: magnesium, coenzyme Q10, riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew and melatonin. Further Randomised Controlled Trials are needed for a better effectiveness evaluation in nutraceuticals' use for migraine treatment in child and adolescent.

KEYWORDS:

Adolescent; Headache; Nutraceutical; Pediatric; Prophylaxis

PMID:
28527085
DOI:
10.1007/s10072-017-2896-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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