Headache in the Emergency Department (ED) - A Multi-Center Research Network to Optimize the ED Treatment of Migraines
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Migraines are a specific type of headache that frequently recur and are very painful. Although there are many medications that are effective against migraines, none of these medications cure 100% of migraines. Another problem with migraines is that although many times they get better after intravenous (IV) treatment in the emergency room (ER), about 1/3 of the time migraines recur the next day. The purpose of this research project is to see if adding a medication called dexamethasone to standard ER therapy will help patients get better quicker and stay pain-free more often than if they receive placebo.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Migraine with or without aura; probable migraine without aura
Allergy, contraindication or intolerance to study medication