Rescue Therapy for Acute Migraine, Part 1

Triptans, Dihydroergotamine, and Magnesium

Nancy E. Kelley, MD, PhD; Deborah E. Tepper, MD


Headache. 2012;52(1):114-128. 

In This Article

The Studies: Methods

Key words ([{migraine} AND emergency] AND [therapy OR treatment]) were searched in MEDLINE; hand searching of journals of emergency medicine and headache journals was performed, and reference lists from relevant studies also were searched. Studies included trials performed in EDs, urgent care clinics, and headache clinics. Most studies included were randomized and double-blind; if not, specific justification is provided for including the study in this review. If a study included patients with headaches other than migraine, that also has been noted.


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