Cluster Headache—Acute and Prophylactic Therapy

Avi Ashkenazi, MD; Todd Schwedt, MD

Disclosures

Headache. 2011;51(2):272-286. 

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Treatment of the Acute Attack (Table 1)

Table 1

Because the pain of acute CH attacks evolves rapidly, oral medications are usually not as effective for this purpose as they are for migraine attacks. For rapid and effective pain control, the therapeutic agent needs to be given parenterally.[1]

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