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How to Treat Cluster Headache?



Medical Treatment:
  • Some episodes may be aborted by oxygen inhalation
  • In this indication, analgesics are ineffective. Induce rapid remission in episodic headache cluster patients:
    • Prednisone, oral, 40 mg daily for 5- 10 days.
  • Tapering is not necessary when the duration above is used.
OR
  • Verapamil, oral, 8 hours of 40 to 80 mg

When to refer:
  • Inadequate treatment response