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Cluster Headache (cont.)

Cluster Headache Medications for Pain Relief and Prevention

You can treat cluster headache at home under a doctor or other medical health care professionals care. Treatment involves two types of care, preventative and abortive. Many patients require both treatments at the same time.

Preventive treatment: This includes ongoing use of medications proven effective in holding off headaches or limiting their number, even when you are not experiencing headaches. Examples are drugs include:

Abortive treatment: This is designed to stop a headache once it has begun. Prescription medications include:

In addition, many medications used to treat migraine headache (Excedrin Migraine Pain Reliever/Pain Reliever Aid, oxygen, prednisone [Deltasone]) also can be used to treat the condition.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
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Cluster headache (CH) is an idiopathic syndrome consisting of recurrent brief attacks of sudden, severe, unilateral periorbital pain.

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