Calan, Cardiabeltin, Covera, Inselon, Isoptin, Verelan, Verpal,........

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Posted by Ueli ( on November 03, 2000 at 05:53:53:

In Reply to: Thanks Sonya! posted by Mitch on November 02, 2000 at 23:35:39:

..... and about 50 more are all brand names for the same generic stuff: Verapamil

Verapamil is the preventative of first choice for many and this message board is full of posts about it.

Verapamil in a high enough dose does reduces the severity of attacks greatly or even suppresses them altogether. So you should not have 'taken calan for a while', you should take Verapamil (Calan or any of the others) now since you are in a bout now.

Wygrane is an ergot derivative and should not bet taken together with Imitrex.

The effects of Imitrex (Sumatriptan) last for about 2 hours, and if you get a new attack 4 hours later, then it is just that: a new attack.

(IMHO: The term 'rebound headache' is completely out of place when discussing CH, it is something that happens to heavy (ab)userers of standard pain meds and is probably a mere breeze for a clusterhead.)


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