Octreotide dependency and headache: a case report.


We report on headache induced by a somatostatin octapeptide analog (octreotide) used for the treatment of acromegaly. This "rebound" headache has severe tension-type characteristics and occurs every 6-8 h. It resolves dramatically within minutes with octreotide administration. This is the first report of headache developing under treatment with octreotide.

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@article{May1994OctreotideDA, title={Octreotide dependency and headache: a case report.}, author={Arne May and Sebastian Lederbogen and H-C Diener}, journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache}, year={1994}, volume={14 4}, pages={303-4} }