Tension Headache (cont.)
Tension Headache Treatment
Self-Care at Home
Most people with tension-type headache find relief with over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Certain people may require prescription-strength pain relievers for particularly severe episodes.
- Frequent use of medications to treat symptoms of
headache may actually cause episodic tension-type headache to become chronic
Joseph Carcione Jr, DO, MBA
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD