Definition of Headache:
A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Most headaches are due to tension, migraine, or a combination of the two. Serious underlying causes of headaches, like a tumor or a stroke, are extremely rare, despite the fact that many people worry about these possibilities.
Most people with headaches can feel much, much better by making lifestyle changes, including learning ways to relax, and occasionally by taking medications.
Drugs associated with Headache
The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Headache. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.
Alternative treatments for Headache
The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Headache. Their efficacy may not have been scientifially tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Headache.
Topics under Headache
- Cluster Headaches (37 drugs in 2 topics)
- Migraine (87 drugs in 3 topics)
- New Daily Persistent Headache (2 drugs)
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Micromedex® Care Notes:
- Acute Headache
- Acute Headache, Ambulatory Care
- Cluster Headache
- Cold Symptoms, Ambulatory Care
- Tension Headache
- Tension Headache, Ambulatory Care
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Synonym(s): Tension Headache