Migraine: pharmacotherapy in the emergency department.

  title={Migraine: pharmacotherapy in the emergency department.},
  author={A M Kelly},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={173 3},
  • A M Kelly
  • Published 2000 in The Western journal of medicine
Migraine can be a disabling condition for the sufferer. For the small number of patients for whom home therapy fails and who seek treatment in an emergency department, several therapeutic options are available. I review the evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of the following therapies: the phenothiazines, lignocaine (lidocaine), ketorolac, the ergot alkaloids, metoclopramide hydrochloride, the "triptans," haloperidol, pethidine (meperidine hydrochloride), and magnesium sulfate… CONTINUE READING