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Use Of Sumatriptan In Post-ictal Migraine Headache

J. Jacob, P. Goadsby, J. Duncan
Published 1996 · Medicine

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A significant cause of morbidity in patients with epilepsy are the symptoms experienced in the aftermath of a seizure. Post-ictal headaches are common, often severe, and occur generally after complex partial and generalized seizures. [1] Sumatriptan, a potent 5HT1D-like agonist is effective in the treatment [2] of migraine with or without aura. [3] The treatment of patients with epilepsy who also suffer from post-ictal headache has generally focused on anti-epileptic drug therapy. The management of post-ictal headache itself has received little attention. We report here two patients in whom the use of sumatriptan proved completely effective. …
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