ACE Report #10443
Ace Report Cover Cannabis

Nabilone effective in reducing headache in medication overuse headach patients compared to ibuprofen

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Nabilone for the treatment of medication overuse headache: results of a preliminary double-blind, active-controlled, randomized trial

J Headache Pain. 2012 Nov;13(8):677-84. doi: 10.1007/s10194-012-0490-1

Contributing Authors: SC L. A. G. Pini A Ferrari P Sarchielli I Tiraferri M Ciccarese M Zappaterra

Did you know you're eligible to earn 0.5 CME credits for reading this report? Click Here


30 patients diagnosed with medication overuse headache were randomly assigned to receive either nabilone or ibuprofen for each treatment period. This cross-over study consisted of two 8-week treatment periods, each with 1 week of washout before, and a 2-week discontinuation period at the end of the study. Patients were assessed for the reduction in headache frequency, pain intensity, duration, dai...

CME Image

Continuing Medical Education Credits

You could be earning 0.5 CME credits for each report you read.


Please Login or Join to leave comments.