Prophylactic Treatment of Cluster Headache with Budipine
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 28, Issue 5, pages 344–346, June, 1988
How to Cite
Krüger, H., Kohlhepp, W., Reimann, G. and Przuntek, H. (1988), Prophylactic Treatment of Cluster Headache with Budipine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 28: 344–346. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1988.hed2805344.x
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication: May 15, 1988.
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For two years we have tested the prophylactic efficacy of budipine for the treatment of cluster headache. The open study was carried out on 27 men and 8 women. 23 patients suffered from episodic and 2 from chronic cluster headache. 7 patients had cluster-migraine, and 3 chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. 20 patients were free of cluster headache attacks 2–6 days after beginning daily prophylactic budipine therapy with 15–60 mg. 14 patients showed a markedly decreased frequency of attacks and the intensity of persisting attacks was diminished. One patient reported only a slight improvement. There were no non-responders to budipine therapy. 10 patients showed only mild budipine side effects. Budipine was found very effective for treatment of cluster headache.