Drug-Induced Headache — Does a Critical Dosage Exist?

  • E. Scholz
  • H.-C. Diener
  • S. Geiselhart
Part of the Advances in Applied Neurological Sciences book series (NEUROLOGICAL, volume 5)


Although the clinical problem of chronic daily headache induced by chronic intake of ergotamine tartrate and/or analgesics is known to clinicians (Lippman 1955; Horton et al. 1963; Rowsell et al. 1973; Wainscott et al. 1974; Andersson 1975; Ala-Hurula et al. 1982; Kudrow 1982; Saper 1983; Dichgans et al. 1984), no information is as yet available about the dosages of different drugs necessary to provoke this response. The patients’ histories show a gradual increase in frequency and dose of drug intake, eventually ending in daily administration of high dosages. It is unknown whether the daily intake itself or the drug dosage plays the crucial role.


Salicylic Acid Daily Intake Migraine Patient Chronic Headache Migraine Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Scholz
    • 1
  • H.-C. Diener
    • 1
  • S. Geiselhart
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of TübingenTübingenFederal Republic of Germany

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