A short-cut review was carried out to determine whether metoclopramide or prochlorperazine was better at relieving headache in patients attending the emergency department with acute migraine. Eighty-one papers were found using the reported searches, of which three presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of those best papers are shown in table 1. It is concluded that in adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute migraine, prochlorperazine 10 mg is better than metoclopramide 10 mg at relieving headache.
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