From the Department of Internal Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA.
Popular Sweetner Sucralose as a Migraine Trigger
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2006
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 46, Issue 8, pages 1303–1304, September 2006
How to Cite
Patel, R. M., Sarma, R. and Grimsley, E. (2006), Popular Sweetner Sucralose as a Migraine Trigger. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 46: 1303–1304. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00543_1.x
- Issue published online: 22 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2006
- Accepted for publication May 2, 2006.
Sucralose (trichlorogalactosucrose, or better known as Splenda) is an artificial sweetener from native sucrose that was approved by the FDA on April 1, 1998 (April Fool's Day). This observation of a potential causal relationship between sucralose and migraines may be important for physicians to remember this can be a possible trigger during dietary history taking. Identifying further triggers for migraine headaches, in this case sucralose, may help alleviate some of the cost burden (through expensive medical therapy or missed work opportunity) as well as provide relief to migraineurs.