Calcitonin and migraine

F. Patti, U. Scapagnini, F. Nicoletti, A. Prato, C. Millia, G. Clementi

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A group of 30 patients (12 M - 18 F) suffering from migraine underwent salmon calcitonin therapy for a period of one month. All patients were treated at first for 30 days with vehicle administration in a daily i.m. injection, as a control. Calcitonin effectiveness was evaluated in terms of changes in frequency, intensity and duration of the migraine attacks. The results show a significant difference between the observation period (vehicle only) and treatment phase, with improvement during the calcitonin treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-1744
Number of pages1573
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Patti, F., Scapagnini, U., Nicoletti, F., Prato, A., Millia, C., & Clementi, G. (1986). Calcitonin and migraine. Headache, 26(4), 172-1744.