Migraine With Aura After Administration of Sublingual Nitroglycerin Tablets
Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2001
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 84–87, January 2001
How to Cite
Bánk, J. (2001), Migraine With Aura After Administration of Sublingual Nitroglycerin Tablets. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 41: 84–87. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2001.111006084.x
- Issue online: 20 DEC 2001
- Version of Record online: 20 DEC 2001
- Accepted for publication July 1, 2000.
- nitric oxide;
As a nitric oxide donor, nitroglycerin can trigger migraine in migraineurs. The headache is not characteristically accompanied by an aura.
A patient with no personal or family history of migraine reported the development of a typical visual aura and a throbbing headache while using nitroglycerin for angina pectoris.
The possible mechanisms are discussed.