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PREVALENCE OF HEADACHE IN GENERAL POPULATION OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN | Abstract
Journal of Applied Pharmacy

Journal of Applied Pharmacy
Open Access

ISSN: 1920-4159

+32-466-90-04-51

Abstract

PREVALENCE OF HEADACHE IN GENERAL POPULATION OF KARACHI, PAKISTAN

Huda Kafeel1, Ramsha Rukh

A headache or cephalgia is the pain or discomfort in the head region with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the head (occipital), or in the back of the upper neck. Reasons for cephalgia are of diverse types including any reason of general routine such as stress or workload or any disease condition. Treatment pattern includes Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that are most widely used therapy enough to treat headache. As stress is one o the major reasons of headache and stress is quite common in our community due to obvious reasons and therefore objective of this survey is to evaluate prevalence of headache and the pattern of treatment taken by individuals. Prevalence of headache is determined as 92.4% in our population and the use of over the counter drugs for treating it is about 72.4%. Paracetamol is shown to be of prime use

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