Cluster Headache (cont.)
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Cluster Headache Medications for Pain Relief and Prevention
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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:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
Edward Lubin, MD, PhD
Joseph Carcione Jr, DO, MBA
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