Randomized evaluation of octreotide vs prochlorperazine for ED treatment of migraine headache.

@article{Miller2009RandomizedEO,
  title={Randomized evaluation of octreotide vs prochlorperazine for ED treatment of migraine headache.},
  author={Michael A Miller and Marc E. Levsky and William L Enslow and Alex Rosin},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={160-4}
}
UNLABELLED Patients with headaches account for approximately 2% of all ED visits, with migraines being the most common defined primary headache syndrome. Our goals were to evaluate the efficacy of intravenous octreotide (OC) for the treatment of migraines, when compared to standard therapy with prochlorperazine. METHODS The study was conducted as a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Each subject received either 100 microg of octreotide or 10 mg of prochlorperazine intravenously for… CONTINUE READING
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