After covering introduction
and treatment strategies
of persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS), also termed post-concussion syndrome, we continue by examining the evidence behind commonly used pharmacologic agents. There are some providers that manage concussions without prescribing any medications and only recommend over-the-counter acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Other providers may try to treat symptoms of concussion with pharmacologic agents. Management likely depends on how many concussions the individual sees, treatment options available and region of practice. It is important to note that there is still no medications that is FDA approved to specifically treat persistent post-concussion symptoms. Many of the medications used are off label and approved for other conditions and some medications used require close monitoring and follow up. Attempts should be made to wean patients off of any medications used to treat PPCS symptoms after they have recovered.