Rescue Treatment for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department Part 2: Role of Antiepileptic, Magnesium, Corticosteroids, and Discharge Care

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Kiratikorn Vongvaivanich, MD


Migraine is a common chronic neurological disorder, associated with a high disease-related disability and may lead migraineurs to the Emergency Department (ED). The efficacy of valproate, magnesium sulfate, corticosteroids as the rescue treatment for migraine headaches in ED has been reviewed. Nearly half of patients with migraine headaches discharged from the ED had received neither a specific diagnosis nor appropriate patient education. Hence, discharge planning and a migraine education program at the ED was also highlighted in this article.


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Vongvaivanich K. Rescue Treatment for Migraine Headache in Emergency Department Part 2: Role of Antiepileptic, Magnesium, Corticosteroids, and Discharge Care. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014Sep.20 [cited 2020Jul.15];8(1):79. Available from:
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