Using gammaCore

gammaCore is an easy-to-use treatment for episodic cluster headache

There are 3 steps involved in administering a gammaCore dose1:

1. PREPARE FOR A DOSE

Locate the correct treatment location and positioning on the neck to activate the vagus nerve

illustration of treatment location

2. START THE DOSE

Apply the supplied gel to the stimulation surfaces of the device, turn it on, and position it on the neck

illustration of applying device

3. DELIVER THE DOSE

Adjust the stimulation intensity to the right level

illustration of applying device

Patients can give themselves a treatment consisting of 3 two-minute doses of gammaCore (nVNS); after 2 minutes, gammaCore will beep twice, and automatically turn off.

  • Patients should reapply the conductive gel before each dose. The device should remain off for 10 seconds after each dose
  • All 3 doses can be administered on the same side of the neck, or the patient can switch sides, if preferred
  • After completion of the 3rd dose, the patient should wait 3 minutes. If pain remains, they may apply 3 more doses
  • Patients may treat up to 4 attacks (or 8 treatments) for a total of 24 stimulations per day

Reference: 1. gammaCore Instructions for Use. Basking Ridge, NJ: electroCore, LLC; 2017.