When is aggressive therapy indicated for migraine in children?

Updated: Aug 15, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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In cases of status migrainosus, aggressive therapy is warranted, including the following 5 components:

  • Rehydration

  • Analgesics (eg, ketorolac, naproxen, or indomethacin; ideally, narcotics should be avoided)

  • Specific antimigraine medications (eg, triptans, valproate, or dihydroergotamine)

  • Antiemetics (eg, prochlorperazine or metoclopramide)

  • Sedatives (eg, diphenhydramine or a benzodiazepine)

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