Sumatriptan nasal spray (20 mg/dose) in the acute treatment of cluster headache.

  title={Sumatriptan nasal spray (20 mg/dose) in the acute treatment of cluster headache.},
  author={Jan Erik Hardebo and Carl G. H. Dahl{\"o}f},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  volume={18 7},
Subcutaneous injection of sumatriptan is an effective treatment for attacks of cluster headache with a short onset of action. This open, randomized study evaluates whether sumatriptan nasal spray at its highest commercially available dose (20 mg/dose) is equally effective. In 26 patients, four consecutive attacks were treated alternately with nasal spray and subcutaneous injection. Treatment was given within 5 min of onset of pain, and the time interval for the start and completeness of pain… CONTINUE READING

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