Category: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Keywords: headache, migraine, metoclopramide, magnesium (PubMed Search)
Does IV magnesium have a role in the management of acute migraine headache in the ED? A new study says yes. 
What They Found
Magnesium sulfate was more effective in decreasing pain severity at 20-min (pain scale 5.2 vs. 7.4) and 1-h (2.3 vs. 6.0) and 2-h (1.3 vs. 2.5) intervals after treatment (p < 0.0001) compared to treatment with dexamethasone/metoclopramide.
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