Are narcotics effective for treatment of patients with chronic daily headaches?

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Are narcotics effective for treatment of patients with chronic daily headaches?

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Title: Are narcotics effective for treatment of patients with chronic daily headaches?
Author: Combs, Cari; Loper, Jeanie; Ramakrishnan, Kalyanakrishnan
Keywords: pain relief
Date: 2008-05
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 11(5): 04.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: There is no published research directly evaluating the use of narcotics to treat patients with chronic daily headache. The risks of narcotic use are well known. Nevertheless, narcotics may have some value in carefully selected patients. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7314

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