Parenteral drug treatments for acute migraine headache

Gray RN, McCrory DC, Eberlein K, Westman EC, Hasselblad V
Record ID 32010001622
Authors' recommendations: Several parenteral drugs appear to be effective for the treatment of acute migraine. The evidence supporting their efficacy is, however, limited by the small number of placebo comparisons; the small size of most trials; and the diversity of settings, diagnostic criteria, and outcome measures used. The inconclusive comparisons among classes of drugs and individual agents suggest that the choice among parenteral alternatives for the treatment of acute migraine may, for the present, depend more on side effects and contraindications than on data about efficacy.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Migraine Disorders
Organisation Name: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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