Document Detail

Melatonin Responsive Hemicrania Continua in Which Indomethacin Was Associated With Contralateral Headache.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24261314     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Headache is a well-documented side effect of indomethacin in the older medical literature; however, it has rarely been commented on in indomethacin-responsive hemicrania continua. We describe the case of a 60-year-old woman with left-sided hemicrania continua whose indomethacin treatment was associated with a continuous right-sided migraine. Her indomethacin therapy was discontinued heralding a return of her left-sided hemicrania continua and a resolution of her right-sided migraine. Her hemicrania continua then responded well to melatonin, with recurrence on stopping and improvement on restarting. This is the most detailed description of headache as a side effect of indomethacin in a headache patient we are aware of, and one of only a few reported cases of melatonin-responsive hemicrania continua. We review the evidence of headache as a side effect of indomethacin in order to highlight its importance in the treatment of headache disorders. We emphasize that indomethacin headache response may be more than simply a beneficial or neutral one and might be relevant to some cases of apparently indomethacin-resistant hemicrania continua. We hope this case may encourage clinicians to inquire about headache as a potential side effect of indomethacin.
Milo Hollingworth; Tim M Young
Related Documents :
12688334 - Sideroblastic anaemia with reactive thrombocytosis versus myelodysplastic/myeloprolifer...
1376964 - Acute undifferentiated leukemia (aul): a case report and a proposed system of classific...
2423654 - Isolated granulocytic sarcoma: report of a case and review of the literature.
296784 - Micrococcus luteus pneumonia: a case report and review of the literature.
25069214 - Epidural and para spinal thoracic hydatidosis presenting with progressive para paresis ...
10735224 - Penile lengthening for traumatic penile amputation due to ritual circumcision: a case r...
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Headache     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-4610     ISO Abbreviation:  Headache     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985091R     Medline TA:  Headache     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
© 2013 American Headache Society.
University College London Medical School, London, UK.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Synthesis and Insecticidal Activity of Some Fraxinellone Derivatives Modified in the B Ring.
Next Document:  Exploring the recovery concept in bipolar disorder: a decision tree analysis of psychosocial correla...