2010 - Review: Evidence for the effectiveness of prophylactic drugs for tension-type headache in adults is limited

Chessman, Alexander W.
October 2010
ACP Journal Club;10/19/2010, Vol. 153 Issue 4, p7
Academic Journal
The article presents the outcomes of a scientific study which aims to see the effectiveness of prophylactic drugs in treating tension-type headache (TTH) in adults. Undertaken by A.P.Verhagen and colleagues it included studies which compared oral prophylactic drugs with placebo and other drugs. It was concluded that prophylactic drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants and vasodilator agents are not effective for tension-type headache in adults under the limited evidence.


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