Topiramate for Post–Electroconvulsive Therapy Headaches

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Abstract

Headache is a common adverse effect of electroconvulsive therapy. The analgesic medications acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, muscle relaxants, or narcotics usually produce only short-term benefit. Topiramate was an effective therapy for a post–electroconvulsive therapy headache that did not respond to typical pain medicines.

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