Non-narcotic relief of acute migraine.

  • Ben Kain
  • Published 1982 in
    Canadian family physician Medecin de famille…

Abstract

While many drugs have recently been found useful in migraine prophylaxis, the abortive treatment of severe acute migraine continues to rest heavily on ergotamines and narcotic analgesics. A small dose of intravenous chlorpromazine may provide an alternative. It is relatively safe, gives exceedingly prompt relief, and has minimal addictive potential. 

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