When is hospitalization indicated in the treatment of migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Hospital admission for migraine may be indicated for the following:

  • Treatment of severe nausea, vomiting, and subsequent dehydration

  • Treatment of severe, refractory migraine pain (ie, status migrainosus)

  • Detoxification from overuse of combination analgesics, ergots, or opioids

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