Treating Acute Migraine in the ED - What Works?

November 16, 2019
Steven A. King, MD, MS
Steven A. King, MD, MS

Q&A: What do you know about migraine Rx and Tx in the emergency department?

What do you know about migraine Rx and Tx in the ED?According to the American Headache Society (AHS) there are more than 20 different parenteral medications used in US emergency departments to treat acute migraine headache in adults. Until recently, however, there was no evidence-based recommendation (grounded in efficacy and safety) on which of those should be considered first-line therapy.The AHS performed a comprehensive review of the literature, looking at randomized controlled trials of 25 medications, and published an assessment of the results in 2016 in the journal Headache.This short Q&A slide show tests what you migh/might not know about ED migraine management and highlighths the AHS findings, too.