Nimodipine versus Flunarizine in Common Migraine: A Controlled Pilot Trial

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The effects of Nimodipine and Flunarizine, both calcium-antagonist drugs, in the prevention of common migraine were investigated in a double-blind randomized parallel study. Five patients of the 30 included in the study dropped out because of adverse reactions. Two were treated with Nimodipine and three with Flunarizine. Our results suggest a similar efficacy for both drugs, although Nimodipine seems to have a shorter latency of effect. Nimodipine is a useful new agent for common migraine prevention.

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