Cluster Headache Treatment Update

Treating cluster headaches

All cluster headache patients require treatment. Other headache syndromes can sometimes be managed non-medicinally but in regard to cluster headache, medication, and sometimes even multiple medications at one time, are indicated.

Cluster headache treatment can be divided into three classes:

  1. Abortive or acute therapy (treatment given at the time of an attack);
  2. Transitional therapy, which can be considered intermittent or short-term preventive treatment;
  3. Preventive therapy which consists of daily medication aimed at decreasing the frequency, intensity, and duration of cluster headache attacks.