Pediatric Migraine Study

Ten percent of school age children have migraine, and it can be associated with significant functional disability, such as missing school, sports, social and family time.  Girls and boys have about the same incidence of migraine until puberty, when it increases in girls and remains stable or decreases in boys.  Non-pharmacologic tenants of good migraine management include adequate sleep, proper hydration, exercise, health foods, and learning how to manage stress. Non-pharmacologic interventions at our center include education in diet, sleep hygiene, exercise and stress management, biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral therapy, physical therapy and massage.

Some migraines, however, simply require medicines.  While over-the-counter analgesics like Ibuprofen may help a low-level headache, true migraine often needs better, more specific therapy.  While we have a number of good options for adults, there are not that many migraine-specific treatment choices for children and adolescents.  Our pediatric migraine research program aims to change that, and bring safe, effective and well-tolerated pediatric migraine treatments to the market.  Our current and upcoming studies include:

  •  We currently are offering a study for children and adolescents who have migraines. This study is looking to see if an already approved FDA medication currently being used for adults, will help treat and prevent migraines in children and adolescents as well. This study is looking at children who have either episodic or chronic migraines. For those who qualify, the study begins with a double-blind phase. After this 24-week period, the patient can then roll over to an open label phase where they would receive the study medication for up to 40 weeks. Click the button to view information about this study on Learn more (Chronic) / Learn More (Episodic)
  • This is one of our migraine studies for pediatric and adolescent patients. This study is looking at a medication that has already been approved by the FDA for the prevention of migraines in adults. The study is looking at how the medication is absorbed and how well it works in children and adolescents. This study is an open label study, meaning that patients who qualify will receive the study medication right from the start. Click the button to view information about this study on Learn more 


All studies at NEICR are available at no cost to you, and there may be compensation for time and travel.  Participation is completely voluntary, and you may withdraw at any time. To find out more about any of our studies, give us a call at 203-914-1903 or fill out the form below.

Use the form below to let us know you are interested:

Pediatric Migraine - Clinical Study Enrollment