Labetalol for Prophylactic Treatment of Intractable Migraine During Pregnancy
Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 42, Issue 7, pages 642–645, July 2002
How to Cite
Dey, R., Khan, S., Akhouri, V., Wootton, J. and Bajwa, Z. H. (2002), Labetalol for Prophylactic Treatment of Intractable Migraine During Pregnancy. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 42: 642–645. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.2002.02152.x
- Issue published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Article first published online: 9 OCT 2008
- Accepted for publication March 28, 2002.
Headaches tend to improve in the majority of migraineurs during pregnancy, but some patients report a worsening of migraine and present a management challenge because of the restrictions of pharmacotherapy during pregnancy. Treatment options become even more limited for pregnant migraineurs who develop preeclampsia. Labetalol was tried successfully in reducing the frequency, duration, and intensity of migraine attacks in a pregnant woman with preeclampsia. There were no significant side effects and the patient delivered a healthy baby without complications.