analgesic-rebound headache


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analgesic-rebound headache

A headache that occurs when a patient who has chronic or recurring headaches and overuses medications to control them stops using pain relievers. Analgesic rebound is a common cause of daily headache pain; it may respond to treatment with antidepressant medications and withdrawal of the offending analgesics.
Synonym: medication overuse headache
See also: headache