2008 - Review: Adding dexamethasone to standard therapy reduces short-term relapse for acute migraine in the emergency department

Carpenter, Christopher R.
May 2009
ACP Journal Club;5/19/2009, Vol. 150 Issue 5, p9
Academic Journal
The article cites a study to find out whether dexamethasone prevents relapse in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute migraine headache. Meta-analysis showed that adding dexamethasone to standard therapy for migraine reduced moderate-to-severe headaches at 24-72 hours. The study concluded that in patients presenting to the emergency department with acute migraine headache, adding dexamethasone to standard therapy reduces short-term relapse.


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