Nice: One in 50 headaches exacerbated by painkiller overuse

  • More than 10 million people in the UK experience regular or frequent headaches.
  • An estimated one in 50 people who experience headaches suffer because of medication overuse.
  • One in 25 GP consultations relate to headaches.


Painkillers can cause headaches

People who regularly take painkillers to treat persistent headaches could be causing themselves more pain than relief, the health watchdog has warned.