The term cluster headache is a type of headache that recurs over a period of time. There are episodes that last one to three times a day during a period of time, which may last from 2 weeks to 3 months. There are three main types of treatment:
- abortive medications,
- preventive medications,
- or surgery which involves blocking the trigeminal nerve.
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Medications & Supplements
- Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
- prednisone (Prednisone Intensol, Rayos) Corticosteroid
- Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs)
- naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn)
- topiramate, Topamax, Qudexy XR, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
- sumatriptan, Imitrex, Alsuma, Imitrex STATdose System, Sumavel DosePro
- valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor
- Oxycodone vs. Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) for Pain
- lithium, Lithobid
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
- verapamil (Calan, Verelan, Verelan PM [Discontinued: Isoptin, Isoptin SR, Covera-HS])
- zolmitriptan, Zomig, Zomig-ZMT
- Turnera diffusa (Damiana)
- almotriptan - oral, Axert
- frovatriptan - oral, Frova
- dihydroergotamine - injection, D.H.E.45
- ergotamine - sublingual, Ergomar
- ergotamine/caffeine - oral
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