Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department

Opioid Prescription Trends for Migraine in Youth in the ED

PHILADELPHIA – The use of opioids in emergency departments (EDs) for the management of migraine pain in adolescents and young adults was found to be common and to be associated with biases, according to study results presented at the 61st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society, held July 11 to 14 in Philadelphia,…


Prochlorperazine Effectively Halts Acute Migraine in Emergency Department

Researchers found data which showed that prochlorperazine (3-mg oral or 10-mg intravenous or 10-mg intramuscular or 25-mg rectal) is effective in acute migraine headache, when it is used for patients who present within an emergency department setting, but they caution that compared with placebo prochlorperazine carries the risk for adverse effects.

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