Migraine Headache – A Focus on Prevention – Pharmacy Technician

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5



Migraine is a condition that involves headache (often moderate to severe) accompanied by symptoms such as nausea and light/sound sensitivity. It is typically serious enough to interfere with daily activities. Over 39 million Americans between the ages of 12 and 80 have migraines. Overall, 18% of women and 6% of men are affected. The typical age of migraine onset is 20 to 24 in American women and 15 to 19 in American men. it is most common between the ages of 18 and 44. Migraine is a disabling condition that creates a substantial economic burden. Over half of migraine sufferers report severe disability or the need for bed rest during attacks. Migraine places stress on an individual's relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers; often because others do not perceive it as a debilitating condition. People with migraines have higher medical costs than allergy and sinusitis symptoms (eg, runny nose, nasal stuffiness, pain around the forehead and eyes) indicated sinus headaches. Many allergists and neurologists state that sinus headaches are actually rare.


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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technician


Kelly A. Murray
Kelly Scolaro
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician

  • Outline the difference between migraine prevention and migraine treatment. Categorize the medication classes used for each; list common brand and generic names.
  • Recognize side effects and administration concerns/instructions for medications commonly used for migraine treatment and prevention.
  • Identify contraindications and drug interactions for medications used for migraine prevention

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-21-303-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at www.RxConsultant.com with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.