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What medicine should you take to prevent cluster headaches?

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You should take preventive medicine, unless your headache periods last less than two weeks. Your doctor can prescribe medication to shorten the length of the cluster as well as lessen the severity of your attacks, including:

  • Divalproex sodium (Depakote)
  • Ergotamine tartrate (Cafergot, Ergomar)
  • Lithium
  • Prednisone, for a short time
  • Verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan)

From: Cluster Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

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Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 9, 2018

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Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 9, 2018

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