Hemicrania continua responsive to verapamil

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Authors

  • Yusuf A Rajabally
  • Saiju Jacob

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Abstract

Hemicrania continua (HC) is a rare headache syndrome, typically responsive to indomethacin, although patients resistant to this drug have been described. Few treatment alternatives have been proposed in the literature. We here report a patient with HC whose initial excellent response to indomethacin faded but then responded remarkably to verapamil.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-3
Number of pages2
JournalHeadache
Volume45
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Adult, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/therapeutic use, Calcium Channel Blockers/therapeutic use, Female, Headache/drug therapy, Humans, Indomethacin/therapeutic use, Treatment Outcome, Verapamil/therapeutic use