Movement Disorders from the Use of Metoclopramide and Other Antiemetics in the Treatment of Migraine

Subhashie Wijemanne, Joseph Jankovic, Randolph Evans

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Abstract

Nausea and vomiting are a frequent accompaniment of migraine and anti-nausea medications are frequently used in its management. The majority of anti-nausea medications that are used in migraine are dopamine receptor blocking agents and therefore have the potential to cause drug-induced movement disorders. This article explores the risk of such drug-induced movement disorders in migraineurs who were treated with these medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalHeadache
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • acute dystonic reaction
  • akathisia
  • metoclopramide
  • migraine
  • prochlorperazine
  • promethazine
  • tardive dyskinesia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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