Rebound headaches from pain relievers.
Many drugs can cause this spiral, including aspirin/acetamino/caffeine combinations, butalbital compounds (e.g., Floricet[R]), and narcotics such as propoxvphene (e.g., Darvon[R], Darvocet[R]), codeine (e.g., Hvdrocordone[R], Hycodan[R], Lorcet[R]), oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin[R]), and morphine (e.g., Roxanol[R]).
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Vicoprofen[R]), naproxen (e.g., Naprosyn[R], Anaprox[R]), and ketoprofen (Orudis) can cause rebound headaches. However, these drugs are less likely to do so, compared with the short-acting medications.
(Source: National Headache Foundation, February, 2006.)
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|Publication:||Nutrition Health Review|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2005|
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