Chronic TTH and Migraine

 

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Preventing Chronic TTH and Migraine With Namenda

 

by Dr. John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

   
Another medication can now be added to the growing list of medications shown to be effective for prevention of headaches and Migraine attacks. Namenda (memantine HCL, Forest Pharmaceuticals) was approved for use in the United States in October, 2003, more than a decade after its use began in Europe under the brand names Ebixa and Axura. It's classified as an orally active NMDA receptor antagonist. Namenda (memantine hydrochloride) is approved for the treatment of "moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type."

Medications can also be utilized for off-label purposes when they're noticed to help other conditions. The vast majority of medications prescribed for headache and Migraine prevention are actually prescribed off-label.

John Claude Krusz, Ph.D., M.D., and Diane Cammarata, APRN, BC, conducted an open label trial of the use of Namenda in the treatment of chronic Migraine disease and tension-type headache (TTH) in Dr. Krusz's Dallas practice. The results have been quite promising...

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