Management of the acute migraine episode with sumatriptan vs. metoclopramide

  title={Management of the acute migraine episode with sumatriptan vs. metoclopramide},
  author={Abelardo Salazar-Z{\'u}{\~n}iga and Alfonso Garfias-Arvizu},
  • Abelardo Salazar-Zúñiga, Alfonso Garfias-Arvizu
  • Published 2006
P<0.01. Results. The use of metoclopramide reduced the headache from level 3 to levels 0 or 1 in the first 15 min in 70% of the cases, while sumatriptan reduced the headache in only 58% of the patients. The autonomic symptoms associated with migraine (nausea and vomiting) respond better to metoclopramide. Furthermore, it has less secondary effects than sumatriptan. Conclusions. In this study metoclopramide was more effective in alleviating the acute phase of migraine, and had less secondary… CONTINUE READING


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