Nervous system disorders

Cluster headache

Top Medications for Cluster headache according to our users

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All Medications for Cluster headache

  • dihydroergotamine
    Prescription only

    Migranal (dihydroergotamine) is not as good as other medicines to treat migraines because of side effects, but it can be an alternative if these haven't worked.

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Nasal spray
    • Injection
  • Sumavel-Dosepro
    (sumatriptan injection)
    Prescription only

    Sumavel-Dosepro (sumatriptan injection) is a new way to take sumatriptan for your migraine or cluster headaches, but it's only available as a brand name so it can be expensive.

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Calan
    (verapamil)
    Prescription only

    Verapamil works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

    Was it worth it?
    Men
    30%
    Women
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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Delayed release capsule
  • Imitrex
    (sumatriptan)
    Prescription only

    Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is an excellent choice for acute migraine relief, but you might need another medication to prevent headaches.

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    Men
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    Women
    72%
    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Injection
    • Nasal spray
  • Topamax
    (topiramate)
    Prescription only

    Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is useful for preventing seizures and migraines, and doesn't require blood tests while you're on it.

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    Women
    50%
    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release capsule

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Cluster headache

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Good luck, buddy. It's a hard condition to have, but you're strong just for getting through.
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • I take my emergency meds with me everywhere, no matter where I'm going or for how long.
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Nothing. Seriously, get meds or oxygen tanks or SOMETHING. You don't have to tough this crap out.