Cluster Headache Treatments - Transitional

Transitional

Transitional treatments are short-term preventative treatments that are intended to relieve the pain while waiting for the effects of preventative treatments to become fully active.

Steroids, such as prednisolone and dexamethasone are considered a best transitional therapy, and are typically effective within 24–48 hours. This transitional therapy is generally discontinued after 8–10 days of treatment, as preventative treatments become more effective within the body, and as long-term use can result in very severe side effects. Typical dosages are between 50–80 mg daily and then tapered down over the course of 10–12 days.

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