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Type: Journal article
Title: Pethidine is inappropriate for migraine
Author: Somogyi, A.
Citation: Australian Prescriber, 1997; 20(3):71
Publisher: Australian Prescriber
Issue Date: 1997
ISSN: 0312-8008
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Andrew A. Somogyi
Abstract: In the treatment of migraine, pethidine is less efficacious than dihydroergotamine plus metoclopramide: it can aggravate nausea, there is a risk of dependence and it has a short duration of effect necessitating additional medication. Its use therefore cannot be substantiated.
Keywords: headache; clinical trials; dependence; adverse effects
RMID: 0030003445
DOI: 10.18773/austprescr.1997.061
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