1993 issue 2

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Volume 2, issue 2

Niepożądane działanie leków

Drug-induced headaches

ANTONI PRUSIŃSKI1
1. Kliniki Neurologii Akademii Medycznej w Łodzi
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1993, 2, 81-88
Keywords: headaches, drug side effects

Abstract

The important, although frequently underestimated problem of drug-induced headaches is discussed in the paper. Pathogenesis of these headaches may be different. The first category includes headaches due directly to the action of a drug on blood vessels and blood pressure, or to the resulting intracranial pressure increase (with the symptoms described as "pseudotumor cerebri"). In the second group mechanisms underlying drug-induced migraine attacks are outlined. Particular attention was paid to the third category of headaches, including the so-called "contre-coup" or "ricochet" pains that are paradoxical sequelae of long-term medication with ergotamine or with other drugs. (Eds.)

Address for correspondence:
Prof. Antoni Prusiński, Klinika Neurolog ii AM w Łodzi, ul. Kopcińskiego 22, 90-153 Łódź