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What muscle relaxant drugs treat new daily persistent headaches (NDPH)?

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Muscle relaxant drugs used to treat new daily persistent headaches include baclofen (Lioresal) and tizanidine (Zanaflex).

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

ACHE -- The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches."

UptoDate web site: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

Hamada, T. Japanese Journal of Medicine, March-April, 1991.

Li, D and Rozen, T. Cephalagia, February 2002.

Mack, K. Pediatric Neurology, August 2004.

Meineri, P. Neurological Sciences, October 2004.

Robbins, M. Neurology, April 27, 2010.

Rozen, T. Cephalagia, October 2006.

Tyagi, A. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, August 2012.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 7, 2020

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders: ICHD-3 beta."

ACHE -- The American Headache Society Committee for Headache Education: "Biofeedback and Relaxation Training for Headaches."

UptoDate web site: "New Daily Persistent Headache."

Hamada, T. Japanese Journal of Medicine, March-April, 1991.

Li, D and Rozen, T. Cephalagia, February 2002.

Mack, K. Pediatric Neurology, August 2004.

Meineri, P. Neurological Sciences, October 2004.

Robbins, M. Neurology, April 27, 2010.

Rozen, T. Cephalagia, October 2006.

Tyagi, A. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, August 2012.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on December 7, 2020

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