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What is D.H.E. 45?

D.H.E. 45 is the brand name of the generic prescription dihydroergotamine. D.H.E. 45 is administered as an injection to treat migraines or cluster headache attacks while they are occurring. It targets only these types of headaches, and is not useful as a general pain relief medication. It works by constricting the brain's surrounding blood vessels.

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