Current Pain and Headache Reports

, 12:333

Neuromodulators for the treatment of headache disorders and fibromyalgia

  • Abouch V. Krymchantowski
  • Juline Bryson
  • Richard B. Lipton
  • Marcelo E. Bigal
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-008-0056-8

Cite this article as:
Krymchantowski, A.V., Bryson, J., Lipton, R.B. et al. Current Science Inc (2008) 12: 333. doi:10.1007/s11916-008-0056-8

Abstract

Migraine and fibromyalgia are prevalent and disabling disorders with few preventive medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neuromodulators (or antiepileptic drugs; AEDs) are often effective in the treatment of these conditions. Divalproex sodium and topiramate are FDA-approved AEDs for migraine. For fi bromyalgia, pregabalin has recently been approved in the United States. We review the use of AEDs in the preventive treatment of these highly prevalent disorders.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abouch V. Krymchantowski
  • Juline Bryson
  • Richard B. Lipton
  • Marcelo E. Bigal
    • 1
  1. 1.Merck Research LaboratoriesWhitehouse StationUSA