Migraine Term of the Day - Titrate

Patient Expert

Titrate is a term that is frequently used when talking about migraine medication management and is an important word for migraineurs to understand.

When we're looking at migraine and headache information, whether it's from our doctor, a book, or an online article, we sometimes come across medical terms that can be confusing. Sometimes, it's easy enough to substitute another word or a short phrase for the medical term. At other times, substituting just doesn't convey quite the same meaning or takes more than a few words.

Some of you have expressed an interest in learning more of the medical terminology that comes up when discussing migraine disease and other headache disorders. So, I'll be posting a "term of the day," probably a couple of times a week. If there are terms you'd like to have defined, please leave a comment to let me know what it is.

Today's Term: Titratitrate: The gradual and progessive act of adjusting medication dosage until it reaches the desired effect.

Used in a Sentence:When beginning or stopping any medication, it is important to carefully titrate it to avoid unnecessary side effects or withdrawl.

For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.

For more terms, see our Migraine and Headache Glossary.

Wishing you health, hope & happiness,

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