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BET 2: Treating migraines with diclofenac instead of a triptan
  1. Beatrix Bérczi,
  2. Paula Sneath
  1. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Beatrix Bérczi; production.emj{at}


A shortcut review was carried out to establish whether diclofenac is better than a triptan in treating migraine. 32 papers were found of which only 1 addressed this question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of this paper are tabulated. It is concluded that there is insufficient evidence that either treatment is superior to the other for migraine therapy.

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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