ketorolac for migraine?

26 Feb

REVIEW ARTICLE (click through for the details):

8 trials were included, involving over 321 (141 KET) patients.

looked at pain scores at 60 minutes

 

 

THEIR CONCLUSIONS:

KET results in similar pain relief

less potentially addictive than meperidine

more effective than sumatriptan

however, it may not be as effective as metoclopramide/phenothiazine agents.

 

ED BOTTOM LINE:

nice that an NSAID has some evidence for success (Naproxen for home has been done, also)

fine if its a clear migraine, probably a bit ballsy if a bleed is in your headache differential

 

References: review article; picture

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