Prophylactic Effect of Memantine in Chronic Tension-Type Headache

2014-08-27 03:45:09 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to test whether memantine has a prophylactic effect on chronic tension-type headaches.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment


Tension-Type Headache




Danish Headaches Center




Danish Headache Center

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:45:09-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A common primary headache disorder, characterized by a dull, non-pulsatile, diffuse, band-like (or vice-like) PAIN of mild to moderate intensity in the HEAD; SCALP; or NECK. The subtypes are classified by frequency and severity of symptoms. There is no clear cause even though it has been associated with MUSCLE CONTRACTION and stress. (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)

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