Cluster headache: symptomatic treatment

  title={Cluster headache: symptomatic treatment},
  author={Paola Torelli and Gian Camillo Manzoni},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
The clinical management of cluster headache (CH) attacks requires a symptomatic treatment that is rapidly effective in resolving or significantly reducing symptoms. First-choice drugs for the symptomatic treatment of CH are subcutaneous sumatriptan at a dose of 6 mg and 100% oxygen inhalation at a rate of 7 l/min for no more than 15 min. Sumatriptan acts by suppressing pain and the accompanying autonomic phenomena, with no substantial differences in its mechanism of action between episodic and… CONTINUE READING
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