Which drugs cause rebound headaches?
- Many common pain relievers, when you take them in large enough amounts, can cause rebound headaches. These include: Aspirin
- Sinus relief medications
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen and naproxen
- Sedatives for sleep
- Codeine and prescription narcotics
- Over-the-counter combination headache remedies that have caffeine (such as Anacin, Bayer Select, Excedrin)
- Ergotamine medications (such as Bellergal-S, Bel-Phen-Ergot S, Cafatine PB, Cafergot, Ercaf, Ergomar, Migergot, Phenerbel-S, Wigraine)
- Butalbital combination pain relievers (fioricet, fiorinal, Goody's Headache Powder, Supac)
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