2006-06-22 00:00:00

Do NSAIDs like ibuprofen cause headaches ?

It might seem absurd to question whether the medication that is most widely used to treat headaches can actually cause them.? Researchers set out to answer that question.

A causal relationship between the discontinued use of these medications and decreased frequency of headache has been noticed in patients who have entered headache clinics.
A study published in the medical journal Headache in 2003 concluded that there is a direct relationship between analgesic use and chronic daily headaches, also known as rebound headaches.

Does Chronic Daily Headache Arise De Novo with Regular Use of Analgesics. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, Volume 43, Number 3, March 2003, pp 179-190 (12)

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