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Can medicine prevent cluster headaches?

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Cluster headache treatments aim to stop cluster headaches from happening. You take them at the start of an episode.

When and how much you take depends on how long yours usually last and how often you get them. Work with your doctor to find the best schedule for you.

Medicines for cluster headache prevention include corticosteroids, lithium, topiramate, and verapamil.

From: Cluster Headache Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "Cluster Headaches."

Ashkenazi, A. , February 2011. Headache

UpToDate: "Cluster headache: Treatment and prognosis."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on April 4, 2020

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "Cluster Headaches."

Ashkenazi, A. , February 2011. Headache

UpToDate: "Cluster headache: Treatment and prognosis."

Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky on April 4, 2020

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