Tag Archives: Lisinopril

Specific Migraine-Preventive Agents: Other Drugs

Alpha Antagonists The U.S. Headache Consortium Guidelines and the AHCPR Technical Review included 17 controlled trials of a2 agonists for the prevention of migraine: 16 of clonidine () and one of guanfacine. The evidence from these trials suggests that a2 agonists are minimally, and not conclusively, efficacious. Of the 11 placebo-controlled trials of clonidine, 3… Read More »

The drugs used for blood pressure control and headache prevention

The following medications are used for blood pressure control and headache prevention. Match each with it mechanism of action. Use each answer once, more than once, or not at all. A. Lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril) B. Candesartan (Atacand) C. Atenolol (Tenormin) D. Verapamil (Calan) E. Clonidine (Catapres) 1. a2 Agonists 2. Angiotensin II receptor blocker 3.… Read More »

Which of the ACE inhibitors was effective in preventing migraines?

Which of the following angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors was effective in preventing migraines in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial? A. Enalapril (Vasotec) B. Ramipril (Altace) C. Perindopril (Aceon) D. Lisinopril (Prinivil) E. Benazepril (Lotensin) The answer is D. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors lower arteriolar resistance and increase venous capacitance. Lisinopril (PriniviF, ZestriF) up to 20… Read More »

Drugs used for prevention of chronic headaches used during pregnancy…

Match the medication used for prevention of chronic headaches with the potential fetal complication if used during pregnancy. Each answer may be used once, more than once, or not at all. A. Propranolol (Inderal) B. Topiramate (Topamax) C. Lisinopril (Prinivil) D. Methysergide (Sansert) E. Divalproex sodium 1. Intrauterine growth retardation 2. Spina bifida 3. Hypospadias… Read More »