Lithium Prophylaxis for Chronic Cluster Headache
Article first published online: 23 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages 15–18, March 1977
How to Cite
Kudrow, L. (1977), Lithium Prophylaxis for Chronic Cluster Headache. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 17: 15–18. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1977.hed1701015.x
- Issue published online: 23 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 23 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication: 111576.
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Thirty-two patients with chronic cluster headache, not responding to conventional therapy, were treated with lithium carbonate for 32 weeks.
Treatment was discontinued in 4 cases because of intolerable side effects. Marked and continued improvement occurred in 27 of 28 patients throughout the treatment period. Twenty-five percent of all patients had mild or transient side effects without increased serum lithium levels. Long-term prophylactic lithium maintenance treatment is efficacious in selected cases of chronic cluster headache.